Continental Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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Continental Chairman Executive Board, Finance, Controlling, IT, and Law; Powertrain Elmar Degenhart
Elmar Degenhart
88 Ratings

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. This is a brand new company, but i really like what i have seen so far.

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    Current Employee - Tool and Die Maker in Sumter, SC
    Current Employee - Tool and Die Maker in Sumter, SC

    I have been working at Continental

    Pros

    New equiptment, and a willingness to learn and work together to achieve our goals.

    Cons

    Not enough trained people in key positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring good, skilled people and make sure the training is in place for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Very political and separated into silos.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Deer Park, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Deer Park, IL

    I have been working at Continental full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is not bad. The benefits are good, especially the time off. Health insurance is good, but declining at this point (2014-2015). 6% match on 401k.

    Wonderful, if you enjoy politics.

    Cons

    Very paternalistic. All significant decisions come from Germany. Very political - if you fall out of favor, you are pretty much done.

    SILOS, SILOS, SILOS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really engage the employees, rather than all the signs, slogans, and pictures that are printed and slapped up telling us to be engaged.

    Also, do what you can to break down the silos that keep the groups (by country, by function, by business, etc.) separated. We aren't scary. If we were allowed to work together, it will help the company, not hurt it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 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

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  5. Good for starters.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Work culture, flexible timing. Company offers a good amount of benefits.

    Cons

    Salary is same as market avg or below for the same position. Technology might not be inpar with the market leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should consider or improves policies based grievances raised by the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Continental is a great company that pays well

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    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
  7. Very good company to work for with very good benefits

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    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
  8. 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
  9. Great

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    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
  10. Lots of Unrealized Potential

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    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
  11. 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

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