- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Continental full-timeRecommendsPositive OutlookDisapproves of CEORecommendsPositive OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Plenty of smart, hard-working coworkers
Funding for projects is easily obtained if they relate to production lines
Highly automated machinery that provides challenges
If you want to learn something new every day, this is the place to work
Plenty of opportunity for advancement
Opportunities to travel and meet new people
Overall a good place to work if you can stay out of meetings and surround yourself with technically minded people.
Will work you to death, average work week is 6 days (48+ hours) for plant employees
50+ hour weeks for salary employees and constantly on call
Revolving door of operators and material handlers through temp agency, management has no intentions of hiring permanent employees and refuses to replace permanents that leave.
Lack of technical training mainly due to inadequate staffing. I.e. can't pull technicians off the line to do training and no backups for more than one person on vacation. Only two people can take vacation at a time, but employees have a minimum of 17 days and long time (1st shift) employees have even more.
Local management is the single reason this plant is not able to achieve its true potential. They are unskilled and greedy. Morganton management distance themselves from plant employees, set unrealistic goals and will not provide adequate staffing to achieve them. They do not understand what it takes to accomplish their goals and refuse to acknowledge major concerns especially if it is personnel related. They push everything on quality and engineers and if you complain that something they can control will help, you get and a scolding and lengthy explanation that throws the blame back on you. There is no accountability for management and certain departments. If another department screws you over, it is your fault and you are supposed to fix it. Despite being one of the most profitable plants in the world, management operates the plant like it is loosing money. They refuse to invest in facilities and treat preventative maintenance like it is a joke. They plan for a 6 day a week work week, then lets sales people oversell the 6 day capacity making it a 7 day work week. Management then has the audacity to lie to the employees and tell them that if they hit their unachievable production targets Monday-Friday they would not have to work on the weekends.
Advice to Management
Hire a new plant manager that will provide adequate staffing to reduce the number of hours of all employees and get rid of temp operators. Implement some form of accountability for management and certain departments.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online – interviewed at Continental.
I was taken into a conference room and asked some easy questions about my resume. I then was asked to solve a simple circuit problem. Another hiring manager came in and asked me some more specific questions about my resume, my school choice, etc. After that, I was given a tour of the building and various labs.
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With sales of €33.3 billion in 2013, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has more than 186,000 employees in 49 countries.