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Continental Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
100 Reviews
3.0
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Elmar Degenhart
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance - People know when to get things done and when to go back home (in 21 reviews)

  • Compensation, work environment, freedom, flexibility, and opportunity for advancement (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.  

    Tax Accountant Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continental

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Value employees more and save a lot of time and money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of work, but no change

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Continental was an ok company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Deer Park, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Deer Park, IL

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A responsible organization

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Trust & encourage the employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    N/a

  7.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Improve salary to market level.

  8.  

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

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Decent place to work, below average salary, very slow personal growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Deer Park, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Deer Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Good technologies to work on, very careful with hiring/lay-offs, good work life balance,

    Cons

    Poor manager accountability, not much freedom to move within company, very few training/development opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute a better review system with feedback from employees about their managers. Make managers responsible for their employee satisfaction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    okay place to start

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

    I have been working at Continental full-time

    Pros

    Laid back place to work for the most part and the pay is average for what you do. Free ice and coffee in the break areas.

    Cons

    Too many managers. Need more recognition and incentive to some of its dedicated employees. Rotating shift schedule for production workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It was excellent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continental

    Pros

    Had well trained hard working loyal willing employees. The plant was clean and well lighted. The air conditioning worked well

    Cons

    too little time for job growth

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