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Continental Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
292 Reviews
3.7
292 Reviews
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Elmar Degenhart
64 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    10 years as software engineer

    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at Continental full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good life/work balance, good benefit, great potential.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't great, projects seemed limited when I left, sometimes get boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve salary to market level.

  2.  

    Very good job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continental

    Pros

    Compensation, work environment, freedom, flexibility, and opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Quality. I think quality suffers as a result of the freedom aspect. They haven't figured out a bulletproof system to make sure every product meets the same standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value employee wellness and morale; this separates Conti from the litany of auto suppliers and attracts grateful minds seeking respite

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Insecure, contracted employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continental

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, and safe environments provided due to UNION (UAW) collective bargaining agreement.

    Cons

    Insecure feeling of worth....Company only kept us due to contractual requirements....We made Continental a significant profit with absolute disregard for our future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up !!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deer Park, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deer Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Dynamic projects and opportunities to learn a lot.

    Cons

    No cons or negatives from my experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best Pay I've Ever Had Worst Job Ever As Well

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    Current Employee - Assembler/Material Handler in Morganton, NC
    Current Employee - Assembler/Material Handler in Morganton, NC

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

    Pros

    Great Pay right at $40,000 gross with a little overtime every week. They also provide tuition reimbursement as well.

    Cons

    RACISM is rampant at the Morganton, North Carolina plant. The secind biggest problem is cronyism.The management at this plant is out of touch with what actually happens on the production floor, and there is often to many people for to few jobs. Many of the older employees no longer work they merely stand around talking and temporary employees are brought in to pick up the slack. No real opportunity for advancement once jobs are taken they are locked up for 10 or more years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring family members based solely on that merit work ethic should go much further, hire some people that may not have the education yet, and make the stipulation that full pay will not be given until completion of degree.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    No tension about losing the job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at Continental full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work and lot of diversified projects to work on. No lay off tensions as the management makes sure to have the job in one department or the other.

    Cons

    Crooked management. Management believes in only a few employees and goes only with their opinion. Also, most of the valuable work is being done overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be straight forward to staff and let them know what is going on within the group. Please let the employee know their mistakes in advance, rather than pointing them out at the time of year end review and cut the bonus...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Was a great company to work for...

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    Former Employee - Electrical in Deer Park, IL
    Former Employee - Electrical in Deer Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Talented Engineering teams... good benefits...

    Cons

    Still some of the good old boy politics...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything is not black or white, be willing to engage in personal dialogue with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resourcs in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resourcs in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Great Manager. Company really trying with work life balance. Great Vc program

    Cons

    Lots of work with little resources. Different Bu should interact and show products

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continental

    Pros

    Good salary, flexible work schedule, few people are good to work with, good bonus. 20% good and 80% not good.

    Cons

    Poor management, heavy work load, no help for people under Visa and who needs GC. They will make you stay with the company forever(basically make you stuck with no choice) if they hold your visa/GC process. Management doesn't recognize hard working people. It's all politics inside the company and HR department will make sure that the employee is not happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should seriously concentrate and recognize on people who has real talent and are hard working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful experience - encouraging setting, culture and colleagues

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    Former Employee - Internship in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Internship in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Investment in personal development within organization. If the job doesn't call for interacting beyond your business unit, organization leaders and workers are kind and willing to network.

    Cons

    Gender diversity - while the culture is friendly an dforporate setting represented by mostly males.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in expanding use of social media within organization to broaden name recognition and internal networking. For example, promote Conti-intern newsletter on Instagram and facebook.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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