Continental Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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Continental Chairman Executive Board, Finance, Controlling, IT, and Law; Powertrain Elmar Degenhart
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  1. Manager Engineering

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seguin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seguin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  2. Very political and separated into silos.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Deer Park, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Deer Park, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

  3. Good for starters.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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  5. Tax Accountant Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continental

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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

  6. Lots of work, but no change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Newport News, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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?

  7. Continental was an ok company to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Deer Park, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Deer Park, IL

    I worked at Continental full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company had great health benefits and the salaries were very comparable to other companies in the industry.

    Cons

    Some of the employee feedback was not received well or really reviewed. Also the accrual for vacation is not a great system to have in place for vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to listen to the employees a little more and less micromanaging of employees.

  8. A responsible organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If able to work with ownership attitude, have ideas & self starter, good place to work

    Cons

    Too many controls implemented, sometimes ties people down

    Advice to Management

    Trust & encourage the employees more

  9. My experience is fair, but a lack of communication within management towards employee.

    Current Employee - Industrial Electronics Technician, Electrical Technician, Electrician in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Industrial Electronics Technician, Electrical Technician, Electrician in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Continental full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are good, bonus and compensation is good. Time off policy.

    Cons

    Lack of communication is a big plus,

    Advice to Management

    N/a

  10. 10 years as software engineer

    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at Continental full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good life/work balance, good benefit, great potential.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't great, projects seemed limited when I left, sometimes get boring.

    Advice to Management

    Improve salary to market level.

  11. Financially Strong Company, Good people but HR support is severely lacking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Successful company, very international, good opportunities (if your boss supports you), very skilled people, good compensation.

    Cons

    Very centralized, little cooperation between departments, No HR support (little training, no career follow up, poor recruiting, HR is completely disconnected), Company is struggling to define a culture. It is good work there as a start but you might quickly find the limits.

    Advice to Management

    People are your main resources, re-think the way you manage them and do it fast. There are many very successful companies famous for the way they manage HR. Take their example and make some major changes.

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