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Continental Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
317 Reviews
3.8
317 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
    Current Employee - Shipping in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - 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
  2.  

    Great company that values employees and promotes work-life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    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 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Poor quality

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    • 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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    A responsible organization

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    • 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
  9.  

    Continental was an ok company to work for.

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    • 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 a 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
  10.  

    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 a 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.

  11.  

    Solid company with good growth potential.

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    • 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

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