Our awards and recognition

Year after year, we’re proud to be ranked among the world’s best places to work, as determined by impartial corporate surveys that gather our people’s opinions on how they feel about Hilti.

We also receive various industry design awards, many of which commend our products for their ability to enrich society through their innovation and human impact.

Employer awards

Our consistent ranking on the world’s best employer lists speaks volumes for what it’s like to work at Hilti. Here are some of our global and national ratings. You'll find many more on our local career sites. 

Great Place to Work Awards

2020 – Hilti ranks 14th in Best Workplaces in Europe 

2019 – Hilti ranked 24th in Best Workplaces in Europe

2017 – Hilti ranked 22nd in the World's Best Places to Work

2017 – Hilti ranked 7th in Best Workplaces in Europe

2016 – Hilti ranked 10th in Best Workplaces in Europe ​

2015  Hilti ranked 22nd in World’s Best Multinational Workplaces 


Company Ranking
Mundipharma  12
Amgen Inc. 13
Hilti 14
Johnson & Johnson 15
Glassdoor Employees' Choice: Best Places to Work

Hilti has earned the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, honoring the Best Places to Work in the USA for 2019. This is the first year for Hilti to make the Top 100 list of large employers (more than 1,000 team members) and we debuted in the #61 position. Against more well-known brands with tens of thousands of employees, our 3,600 team members made this happen with their anonymous reviews.

World's Best Workplaces

We are proud to be included within the "World's Best Workplaces 2017" rankings as certified by the Great Place to Work Institute, where we rank 22nd among multinationals. This says a lot about working at Hilti Germany and the effort we make to ensure our working environment is appealing to all employees.

2017 Hilti ranks 22nd in World's Best Workplaces among multinationals

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

This annual ranking of the cream of Britain's employers is a high-profile event in the national business calendar. Ratings are based entirely on employee opinions, as staff complete anonymous surveys about their motivation and happiness at work, and their bosses’ attitudes and values. The data-gathering methods are widely acknowledged as the UK’s most extensive research into staff engagement. 

2020 – Hilti GB ranked 57th in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

2019 – Hilti GB ranked 35th in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

2018 – Hilti GB ranked 23rd in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

2017 – Hilti GB ranked 34th in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

2016 – Hilti GB ranked 26th in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

2015 – Hilti GB ranked 34th in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For


Company Ranking
The Rick Stein Group 55
Nedbank Private Wealth 56
Hilti (GB) 57
Peel L&P 58
Hydrock 59
100 Best Workplaces for Millennials

Hilti has been named one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Place to Work® and Fortune for a second straight year. Hilti jumped 13 places to number 55. The ranking is based on answers from 88,000 millennials (born 1981 or later).

Company Ranking
OhioHealth 53
FactSet Research Systems 54
Hilti 55
Ryan, LLC 56
Robert W. Baird 57
Great Place to Work USA

Hilti Inc has again been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at the Great Place to Work® institute. Hilti earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by team members in anonymous surveys. 

According to the study, 96% of team members across the US say they have great pride in working for Hilti and 92%% say there are great rewards working for Hilti. 

"We applaud Hilti, Inc. for seeking certification and releasing its employees' feedback," said Kim Peters, Executive VP of Great Place to Work's Certification Program. "These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees' trust and create a great workplace."

2019 – Great Place to Work certified

2018 – Great Place to Work certified

2017 – Great Place to Work certified

2016 – Great Place to Work certified. Best Workplaces for Millennials (#55)

2015 – Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For (#89), Great Place to Work certified and Best Workplaces for Millennials (#68)

Caring Company

This award recognizes the commitment of organizations in caring for the community, for the employees and the environment. Hilti Hong Kong has been continuosly honored with this since 2013.

Manufacturing and Product Awards

Our products are acclaimed by some of the most important design awards in the industry. Our manufacturing know-how and our innovation is also widely recognized. Here’s just a taste of our recent achievements.

MX Manufacturing Excellence award

Hilti’s manufacturing facility in Schaan (Liechtenstein) received the 2016 Manufacturing Excellence competition’s MX Award in the category of Process Innovation. The award, sponsored by Technical University of Berlin, is given for best practices in industrial manufacturing within the German-speaking area.

2016 – Hilti won the Process Innovation MX Award 

Red Dot Award

This award judges products on design innovation, functionality, ergonomics and emotional content, as well as longevity and ecological sustainability. For 2015’s competition, around 5,000 products from some 50 countries were submitted, and judged by a jury of 40 international design experts. Hilti has won Red Dot Awards every year since 2004. In 2010, we had the exclusive honour of winning Red Dot Design Team of the Year, which can only be awarded once in a company’s lifetime.

2019 – Hilti won 5 Red Dot Awards

2018 – Hilti won 4 Red Dot Awards including "Red Dot best of the best"

2017 – Hilti won 5 Red Dot Awards

2016 – Hilti won Red Dot "Best of the Best" award

2015 – Hilti won 6 Red Dot Awards

iF Product Design Award

Introduced in 1954, this award attracts more than 2,000 entries from around 37 nations every year. It’s judged by renowned experts, with the best products receiving an iF seal of outstanding design quality. In 1957, Hilti won its first iF Product Design Award for our original anchoring device, Schlagdübel Gerät, and our products have won consistently ever since.

2019 – Hilti won 2 iF Product Design Awards

2018 – Hilti won 5 iF Product Design Awards

2017 – Hilti won 5 iF Product Design Awards, including the iF Interface award for the Hilti PD-C

2016 – Hilti won 3 iF Product Design Awards

2015 – Hilti won 5 iF Product Design Awards

2014 – Hilti won 8 iF Product Design Awards