Continental Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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Continental Chairman Executive Board, Finance, Controlling, IT, and Law; Powertrain Elmar Degenhart
Elmar Degenhart
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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. Projektmanager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I have been working at Continental (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Gutes Arbeitsklima, tolle Kollegen, Kaffeemaschine

    Cons

    ein bischen eingestaubt, konservativ aber langsam findet eine Modernisierung statt

    Advice to Management

    Mut zur Veränderung ohne den Blick für die Kernkompetenz zu verlieren

  2. Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Enviroment, Policy, Processes, Salary, etc

    Cons

    Automotive market enviroment in Brazil.

    Advice to Management

    Always keep a straight line of communications with all the emplyees, in all levels and functions.

  3. software enginner

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Continental

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    ordered and friendly working environment, career path building are encouraged and supported

    Cons

    no flexible working hours or working from home

    Advice to Management

    flexible working hours and more training opportunities

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    Looks great from the outside ONLY.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

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

    Pros

    - Nice working environment, because the office is quite new.
    - Nice and friendly colleagues overall in my department.
    - Attractive long service award, with extra month of your salary.
    - Provides a very good stepping stone for your career path.

    Cons

    - Very political working environment. More than half of the time you are dealing with politics just to protect yourself, leading to reduced productivity.
    - A lot of policies are not implemented properly by the HR, leaving with lots of gray areas.
    - Pathetic increment, often not enough to cover the current inflation rate.
    - Inflated monthly salary figure due to annualized AWS, so no more 13th month lump sum. Your monthly salary may impair your chances of getting pay increment if you want to look for better career opportunities outside of Continental.
    - Shrinking bonuses, due to the nonsensical introduction of the Variable Compensation Scheme recently, that only benefits the upper management. Count yourself very luckily if you are able get 1full month bonus.
    - "Mission impossible" workload amount. A lot of managers are oblivious to the workload situation of the engineers, since they are not the one who are doing the actual work.
    - Unrealistic KPIs.
    - Performance appraisals are often done in emotional manner, not in objective manner. If your boss doesn't like you, you are pretty much screwed.
    - Promotions highly depends on relationship with your bosses.
    - Not the place for people who is eager to climb up the corporate ladder.
    - Highly questionable leadership from the management in Singapore.
    - Majority of the managers are highly resistant to change, not receptive of new ideas.
    - A lot of incompetent managers who likes to micromanage their engineers.
    - Too many "yes sir" or "yes madam" people in the management, who anyhow accept change requests or additional workloads from customers, Germany side, etc.
    - Recording hours is a total waste of time. Does not reflect the actual man hours logged in actual projects that are already done for the month. All the figures are have to be fabricated just to please the management.

    Advice to Management

    Address what is written in the Cons and listen to the voice of your engineers. Without the dedication and hard work of the engineers for the past years, Continental Singapore will not have achieve what it has today. The future of the Continental Singapore lies in your hands. I am leaving in a couple of months, good luck!

  6. Vorarbeiter

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    Current Employee - Vorarbeiter in Babenhausen, Hessen (Germany)
    Current Employee - Vorarbeiter in Babenhausen, Hessen (Germany)

    I have been working at Continental

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Man kann sich mit der Firma identifizieren!Die 4 Werte der Firma,Vertrauen,Gewinnermentalität,Verbundenheit und Vertrauen werden gelebt!Auch ist Continental für Leiharbeiter,mit großer Chance zur Übernahme,ein lukrativer Arbeitgeber!

    Cons

    Die muss sich jeder selbst machen,habe keine!

    Advice to Management

    Festigt die Standorte in Deutschland!

  7. Systems engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continental full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, technical strengths, global company.

    Cons

    German influence, limited promotional opportunities to technical employees and engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Offer technical employees and engineers an opportunity to get promoted similar to project managers.

  8. This is a good company, I learned a lot from it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continental

    Pros

    This is a big company, I learned a lot from it.

    Cons

    I have no idea about this, I'm doing intern here.

    Advice to Management

    everything is okay. Management is okay with me.

  9. An overall great experience starting with the interview and the way I was treated from the start.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continental

    Pros

    Great salaries, nice working environment, young and dinamic team. You get many opportunities to get promoted and the opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    You always have to be on the top of your game. Need to know many things and permanently look to get better. But this can turn into a positive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  10. Man bekommt hervorragende Möglichkeiten in verschiedenen Abteilungen sich beruflich ford und weiterzubilden

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pkw Reifenendkontrolleur in Korbach (Germany)
    Current Employee - Pkw Reifenendkontrolleur in Korbach (Germany)

    I have been working at Continental

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Viele verschiedene Abteilungen in denen man arbeiten kann, sich vortbilden kann und das bei guter Bezahlung bei Problemen wird immer schnellst möglich eine Lösung gefunden

    Cons

    Die verschiedenen Schicht Systeme machen es betreffend Freizeit und Familie schwer aber ist alles schaffbar es unter eine Decke zu bekommen

    Advice to Management

    Da fällt mir nur eins ein betreffend Urlaubsgeld und Gewinn Prämie die sollten wieder so wie früher auf 2 mal überwiesen werden weil man durch die hohen steuern nicht mehr viel von hat bzw übrig bleibt

  11. Mitarbeiterfreundliches Unternehmen

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bachelorand in Roding (Germany)
    Current Employee - Bachelorand in Roding (Germany)

    I have been working at Continental

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mitarbeiter werden geschätzt und nicht als Ressource angesehen.
    Mitarbeiterideen werden berücksichtigt und umgesetzt.
    Sehr gute Karrieremöglichkeiten.
    Außerberufliche Tätigkeiten werden unterstützt

    Cons

    langwierige Entscheidungskette bei allen Personalentscheidungen

    Advice to Management

    Weiter machen wie bisher vor allem mit den Mitarbeiter

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