What makes it so great?
The manufacturer of products for the construction industry encourages its employees to volunteer -- and does so by example. Last year, the Canadian branch sponsored the building of a Habitat for Humanity home in Mississaugua, Ontario. The project cost about $6,000 and took 120 hours of labor.
On top of their good deeds, Hilti makes getting to the top a realistic goal. "Hilti `walks the talk' in terms of opportunity for internal advancement," says an employee. "The current CEO of Hilti North America started in a junior sales capacity." The company invests about $11.7 million and more than 32,000 working days per year in corporate culture workshops, furthering the possibility of an internal rising star to one day make it big.