Continental Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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Continental Chairman Executive Board, Finance, Controlling, IT, and Law; Powertrain Elmar Degenhart
Elmar Degenhart
21 Ratings

Pros
  • Work life balance is also given important (in 21 reviews)

  • relaxed work environment and flexible work schedules (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life balance is good only in certain (very few) departments (in 6 reviews)

  • can be close to the car automotive industry (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Culture is unique

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist
    Current Employee - IT Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Continental full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and great benefits

    Cons

    Low salary and difficult to advance

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more cohesive.


  2. Engineering Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental as an intern

    Pros

    good work environment, relaxed management, flexible schedule

    Cons

    heavy work loads, no overtime

    Advice to Management

    more organization in the internship program would be helpfull


  3. Project Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lot of great design work

    Cons

    Need better guidance during the course of the project


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  5. good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The environment was great they care about the workers plenty of training and good pay

    Cons

    The drive and they treated I as if u should be a professional already


  6. Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Continental full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Having a Cafeteria in house was great.

    Cons

    There were very limited opportunities within Procurement for advancement beyond manager.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


  7. Manager Engineering

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seguin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seguin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Continental full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good culture of continuous improvement. Good people. Large global organization good opportunities for mobility if you are interested in international assignments. Lots of people stay for decades Excellent benefits Very stable business environment

    Cons

    Slow technology evolution. Lack of remote/telecommuting opportunity Large global organization, some projects take on a life of their own focused more on the project than on the reason and completion.

    Advice to Management

    Technical ladder should be used more for senior people.


  8. Very political and separated into silos.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Deer Park, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Deer Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Continental full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is not bad. The benefits are good, especially the time off. Health insurance is good, but declining at this point (2014-2015). 6% match on 401k. Wonderful, if you enjoy politics.

    Cons

    Very paternalistic. All significant decisions come from Germany. Very political - if you fall out of favor, you are pretty much done. SILOS, SILOS, SILOS.

    Advice to Management

    Really engage the employees, rather than all the signs, slogans, and pictures that are printed and slapped up telling us to be engaged. Also, do what you can to break down the silos that keep the groups (by country, by function, by business, etc.) separated. We aren't scary. If we were allowed to work together, it will help the company, not hurt it.


  9. Good for starters.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Continental full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work culture, flexible timing. Company offers a good amount of benefits.

    Cons

    Salary is same as market avg or below for the same position. Technology might not be inpar with the market leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should consider or improves policies based grievances raised by the employees.


  10. Tax Accountant Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good mentorship and training program. Nice working environment and coworkers. They also have a lot of HR spirit event every week or month. Good benefit

    Cons

    Not really motivated and encourage their employee. Especially in our team, the leader won't praise you when you did a good job, and also no punishment even you did it terrible .

    Advice to Management

    Value employees more and save a lot of time and money


  11. Lots of work, but no change

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Continental full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, high volume work with multiple customer bases.

    Cons

    Most of the people there are unhappy and it shows. It's very hard to be motivated at a company with such a negative employee culture. The basis of most of the production is of the mindset to make everything just good enough to get it out the door as soon as possible. Quality is sacrificed for volume of work. Also, very little room for advancement unless you want to move to China.

    Advice to Management

    Put your foot down to maintain quality, and to quit shipping poor product. Why do you think there are so many automotive recalls?



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