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Continental Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
336 Reviews
3.8
336 Reviews
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Continental Chairman Executive Board, Finance, Controlling, IT, and Law; Powertrain Elmar Degenhart
Elmar Degenhart
74 Ratings

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.  

    Great company to work for. Treats its employees very well.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continental

    Pros

    Work life balance is important to the company

    Cons

    No negatives to report. Good company

  2.  

    Continental is a great company that pays well

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

    I have been working at Continental full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Excellent Pay
    - Good people
    - Flexible hours
    - Work from home 4 days per month

    Cons

    - Some managers travel too much when they need to be around more when problems arrise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - help focus on problems on existing programs rather then just focusing on future business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Very good company to work for with very good benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elma, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elma, NY

    I worked at Continental full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generous 401K matching (of course no traditional pension plan). Paid time off was also above average.

    Cons

    Moved our jobs out of the country and closed down our location!! The after some of the transition failed, moved some of the products back to the US. (to a different state)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so short sighted and think the best case scenarios laid out by the MBAs will actually come true and work out for the company. Products are usually more complicated and the US workforce is more talented than the spreadsheet recognizes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    SAP Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continental

    Pros

    Great international team to work with. Staff works well with contractors. Work schedule was flexible and often included a work life work at home.

    Cons

    International staff from time to time was resistant to work to complete project. Communication was a bit of a challenge and included working with a great team of bi-lingual consultants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Shipping in Allentown, PA
    Current Contractor - Shipping in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at Continental as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing place to work, great experience

    Cons

    I only worked as a temp, therefore i could not stay longer!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the work you guys have been doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company that values employees and promotes work-life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Good challenging work that will motivate continuous improvement. Constant availability for additional training and good mentoring programs. Growth opportunities across the board for self motivated, top employees. Good benefits package and company success sharing through a variable compensation program. ...growing company with smart leadership.

    Cons

    Matrix organization that has you reporting to more than one boss.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of Unrealized Potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Support in Fletcher, NC
    Current Employee - Production Support in Fletcher, NC

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

    Pros

    For Professionals - Salary, Holiday, Vacation, genuinely good people
    For the plant - continued growth of new products - stability in an automotive market.

    Cons

    This plant makes brake calipers and is headquartered in Frankfurt Germany, so Germany calls the shots - lots of lipstick put on a pig to make it look good but not function better.

    For professionals - long hours, too many projects, tight deadlines, few growth opportunities

    For the plant - 12 hr shifts - repetitive motion, lifting heavy castings all day, little training and high expectations on quality on unstable processes

    MicroManagement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the vital few improvements and get them done right the first time - then on to the next
    Train your people so they can succeed
    Live your values
    Stop the MicoManagement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Tax Accountant Intern

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    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
  10.  

    Great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Detroit, MI
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Continental as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the freedom that I had here, no micro-managing even in an internship position.

    Cons

    The program seemed a little unorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With a little more of an organized program, the intern programs could be very beneficial!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Poor quality

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Fletcher, NC
    Former Employee - Assembler in Fletcher, NC

    I worked at Continental

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits, pay was ok, 12 hour shifts were so much better than 8s, easy work

    Cons

    A lot of overtime when on 8 hour shifts, they will use you to do a job above your pay without paying you that rate or promoting you. Cliquey high school culture, get in with the right people. They claim quality is their biggest concern, especially in front of the Germans, but it's just smoke. Present a problem, they say they will work on it but eventually it gets passed on as a good part

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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