Continental Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
4 reviews filtered by
  • Newport News, VA
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
2.3
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Continental Chairman Executive Board, Finance, Controlling, IT, and Law; Powertrain Elmar Degenhart
Elmar Degenhart
0 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)

More Pros and Cons

4 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Lots of work, but no change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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?


  2. engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Newport News, VA

    I worked at Continental (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits and vacation days

    Cons

    not much opportunity for career advancement low pay not much appreciation for the good workers

    Advice to Management

    learn how to retain young talent


  3. Ok place to work but not for a career

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

    I worked at Continental full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady work and off weekends Some what flexible hours as long as you came in early and stayed late.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management Lack of common business sense. Location run with an Engineering mindset and no common sense. Running a "business" and "engineering" are two different animals however Engineering mindset runs this location. Horrible cafeteria food and expensive. Very slow to change anything for the better. Open to suggestions but they fall on deaf ears. Older management in place who is not open to change. Decent benefits package and excellent 401k match.

    Advice to Management

    Open your minds to change and try to engage employees to improve moral. Be receptive to new ideas to improve the location and implement the ideas. Allow employees who can telecommute to do so a few days a month. Life isn't fair so if you're an hourly employee on the line, that's your career choice. Don't treat everyone as equal's because that's not the real world. Don't treat salary employees as hourly employees.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Continental,changing the way suppliers do business

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

    I have been working at Continental

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Continental is dedicated to staying on the leading edge of technology for both the global benefit and the economic benefit for consumers.They continue to look ahead even these hard economic times.The auto industry is facing lots of unknowns and Continental is taking the necessary steps to make sure they are positioned to be a leading supplier. The research and development side of operations is still busy working on developing the next generation of products.While work is still,well work.It is satisfying to know that this is a company that is willing to look out for its employees future and stay focused on what is happening now.

    Cons

    Still has some old school closed minded people at the top. Not always willing to listen or share information.

    Advice to Management

    Let the company run as a whole,dont keep dictating things that people know arent needed and dont help.



Showing 4 of 448 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.