Hilti Earns Top Honors

For the fifth-straight year, Tulsa-based Hilti Inc. was named one of the best manufacturing companies to sell for in an annual magazine poll.

Hilti placed eighth in Selling Power magazine’s "50 Best Companies to Sell For" issue, which compares and evaluates the largest U.S. sales forces.

Selling Power’s annual rankings are based on scores in three key categories: compensation, training and career mobility. For compensation, the team looked at average starting salaries, incentive pay plans, availability of company cars and other benefit packages, such as health and wellness. In the training area, the time companies invest in both initial selling-skills training and product-knowledge training programs were examined. For career mobility, Selling Power looked at performance review frequency, sales force turnover and the number of salespeople promoted each year.

Hilti earned outstanding scores in every category, including tying for first place among manufacturers in the career mobility category. As the Selling Power editors note, “anyone entering the sales field should begin their efforts by taking a good look” at companies such as Hilti and others on the rankings list.

Hilti is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of quality, innovative and specialized tools and fastening systems for the professional user. The company focuses on powder actuated fastening, drilling and demolition, diamond coring and cutting, measuring, firestopping, screw fastening, adhesive and mechanical anchoring, and strut and hanger systems.