Continental Interview Questions

Updated Sep 4, 2014
Updated Sep 4, 2014
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Continental in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Got in, they gave me a tour of the floor I was to work on, asked me some technical questions, none were very difficult though. After the interview I was told that it would take a week to get a response. Over a month passed and no word in regards to the position. After all hope was lost I got the call with the job offer. They were extremely nice in both the interview and hiring process, the only issue being that waiting time.

    Interview Questions
    • Three words to describe myself best. It was my first interview and I never really expected that question to actually be in the interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was my first job, I didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Electrical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Continental.

    Interview Details

    They usually choose their candidates based on their interactions during the career fairs. At least this is true for the Transmission Business Unit in Deer Park, IL. They usually gauage based on interests. I heard that quite a few of interns get in by talking about their penchant for cars. I talked about my interest and experience in power electronics and that got their attention. After which, they scheduled an on site interview where I interviewed with 4 Senior Staff Engineers separately and had one interview with a person from HR. The process was very smooth and it went on without much fuss.

    Interview Questions
    • What was my least favourite and most favourite part of my school   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Yes. Salary based on class standing.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Embedded Software Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Continental.

    Interview Details

    Got contacted by the company after they came to campus at U of I. Phone interview after two weeks. Technical questions about embedded systems. Some questions about writing device drivers and kernel level code. Another interview with HR. The interview scheduling took longer than I expected, but in the end

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really. Asked about my resume. Mostly about Real-time/embedded systems. Some systems questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Resident Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Troy, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Troy, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Continental in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Communications were fast and very professional. Process was quick, different interviews with Manager, HR and team.
    I like how the Manager wanted to make sure I was well suited for the job, asking me if I would be Ok to work as required by the project and trying to make sure I was going to like the job before starting.

    Then Drug tests and the waiting for results, it had to be done at a certain facility so it was quite a drive for me at that time.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Software Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Continental in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process took a week. 2 phone interviews and one on site interview. Technical interview was completely based on resume and HR interview was a STAR type.

    Interview Questions
    • When was the time you made a mistake and how did you correct it ?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Explore Trainee Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Continental in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    The process began with a phone interview that involved questions related to my CV/soft skills. After the phone interview, I was invited to an assessment center for further evaluation. The assessment center consisted of a personal technical interview, group discussion, group task, personal presentation and leadership task.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Troy, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Troy, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Continental.

    Interview Details

    Was called in after a career fair, very nice and great to talk with! Interview went smoothly, basic "walk me through your resume" and "tell me about yourself". I was asked to describe my previous internship experience.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Continental AG - SUMTER SC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sumter, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sumter, SC
    Interview Details

    Definitely one of the worst interview experiences I have ever had. It all started with the low level HR assistant contacting me over the phone for an interview. She called 3 times within a 15 minute period and changed the interview time with each call, giggling on all calls - very unprofessional. Interview day - I arrive at the gate and have to wait about 15 minutes there because the gate attendants could not reach anyone to escort me in. When finally inside the building - I have to wait again about 20 minutes for someone to come down to meet me. HR are usually the most friendly people you meet at a company - not here. Basically no small talk and stern look the whole time. As I was walking through the offices - NO ONE looked happy. Finally the interview - Imagine evil eyes, eye rolls, snickers and someone "air quoting" and condescendingly asking about something on your resume. They were rude...period. After the interview you have to take an assessment test. I was asked to make another trip down to take the test because no one was there to open the room. I said no I could not come back. So she begrudgingly went to find someone to open the room - again waiting about 30 minutes this time. I finally get in to take the test and they leave the account screen logged in...security risk....imagine what information I could have seen if I would have been dishonest. After the test - NO ONE WAS AROUND (except the guy that looked like he was there waiting for an interview and was there 2 hours earlier sitting in the same spot) - I had to escort myself out. My impression of them was unprofessional, RUDE and extremely disorganized. Companies need to realize - while they will shortly forget people they interview - interviewees will probably never forget being treated bad and they will continue to tell other people about their experience many years after the fact.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Manager of Intercompany and Treasury Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Continental in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Due to time constraints of Hiring Manager from IL and my tight schedule, my interview was scheduled for 30 minutes with Hiring Manager. I was told that an answer would be made within next 7 days, instead it ended up being more like 30 days. I found it very odd that I never met in person with HR at any time before or after. I was notified that position was filled by a very qualified internal applicant. I now think that I never met with HR because they had already made up their mind. Granted my background and experience was a perfect fit for position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Explore Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Continental.

    Interview Details

    Initial online test followed by a video interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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