Continental

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Continental Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
306 Reviews
3.7
306 Reviews
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Elmar Degenhart
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Continental as an intern (less than an 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
  2.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Deer Park, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Deer Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Freedom to act, international mobility, good benefits

    Cons

    Not close from public transportation,

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Poor quality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5.  

    Great, international, and diverse company.

    Current Employee - Central Function in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Central Function in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Continental is lead in Technolog and the largest Automotive Supplier world wide.

    Cons

    Continental is Slow with emplyee development

  6.  

    A responsible organization

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

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

    Pros

    If able to work with ownership attitude, have ideas & self starter, good place to work

    Cons

    Too many controls implemented, sometimes ties people down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust & encourage the employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Continental was an ok company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Deer Park, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Deer Park, IL

    I worked at Continental full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company had great health benefits and the salaries were very comparable to other companies in the industry.

    Cons

    Some of the employee feedback was not received well or really reviewed. Also the accrual for vacation is not a great system to have in place for vacation time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to listen to the employees a little more and less micromanaging of employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Continental as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    In my department there are many reasons. The people are great, the explanation when struggling with something, the atmosphere is great.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.

  9.  

    Solid company with good growth potential.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are a highly valued resource.
    Work climate is positive and management is focused on continuous improvement.
    Worldwide exposure is interesting.

    Cons

    Excessive bureaucracy. (It can be difficult to get your job done)
    Glass ceiling for non German managers.
    The pros outweigh the cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with your employees.
    Eliminate processes that slow the company down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continental (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people! Learned a tremendous amount!

    Cons

    Not motivated and competent employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Place to be for a Small time

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn. All process are up to date.

    Cons

    They didn't recognise the employees by meritocracy, always political people get promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the ways that you give promotions!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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