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Continental Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
282 Reviews

3.7
282 Reviews
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Elmar Degenhart
60 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance (but it sometimes depends on the position and current workload) (in 18 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.  

    Very informative and the people who work there were very knowledgeable

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  Deer Park, IL
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Deer Park, IL

    Pros

    Very good opportunities to broaden your understanding of EE

    Cons

    I cant think of any

  2.  

    Fed us a line of BS

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    Former Employee - Assembly Technician  in  Elma, NY
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Elma, NY

    Pros

    Their decisions cost them 100's of millions more than anticipated.

    Cons

    After the Motorola Takeover, they came and assured us that we were doing an excellent job and that there were no plans concerning any changes. Four months later, they announced the plant shutdown. When you go for the cheapest worker, you get a similar result.

    Their CEO said that the addition of the Motorola automotive group would not result in job losses or reductions. I guess that means when you lay-off some and then rehire in another country... it's all a wash. They tried to save a dime and it cost them a buck.

    They dismantled the facility in NY that consisted of a newer plant and an educated non-union workforce that was among industry leaders in delivery and quality. Lines were sent around the world and it has been nothing but trouble for them ever since. Some of those lines had to be returned to the states due to production obstacles they couldn't overcome offshore.

    It will take years and years for them to just break even let alone be profitable on such a dismal decision. Good job boys....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best of the worst or worst of the best.

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    Former Employee - Technician  in  Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Technician in Huntsville, AL

    Pros

    Good pay, awesome job function, very interesting work, felt like what you did really mattered.

    Cons

    The most bizarre work environment I've ever witnessed, 3 different groups of workers covered by 3 different contracts, union officials only looking out for the "old" regime and screw the rest. Got bilked out of a buyout by the union and company. Definitely learned not to trust either party. Typical union BS, they stick their necks out for the troublemakers, the cons, the useless people and then screw anyone else who they don't have to come bail out every other day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good thing you SOB's shut our location down and moved all those jobs to Mexico. One thing really important I learned is that I'll never ever support your business by buying a vehicle that has parts Continental manufactured at all, this means anything from Detroit, especially GM or Chrysler and even more especially since they received a government bailout and me and 198 other workers only got layed off. Thanks a lot.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent place to work, below average salary, very slow personal growth

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

    Pros

    Good technologies to work on, very careful with hiring/lay-offs, good work life balance,

    Cons

    Poor manager accountability, not much freedom to move within company, very few training/development opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute a better review system with feedback from employees about their managers. Make managers responsible for their employee satisfaction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    okay place to start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Laid back place to work for the most part and the pay is average for what you do. Free ice and coffee in the break areas.

    Cons

    Too many managers. Need more recognition and incentive to some of its dedicated employees. Rotating shift schedule for production workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    This is an excellent company to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It has a good work environment

    Cons

    The salary can be better

  8.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

    Pros

    Good work environment and average compensation

    Cons

    Average compensation and not highly skillful work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A Very Good Company To Work For

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

    Pros

    Good climate, very professional people. The company is encouraging employee to develop professional skills. The company is investing in new technologies

    Cons

    Pay could be better. Career growth is relatively slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Software Intern  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Software Intern in Auburn Hills, MI

    Pros

    The environment is good and you could learn a lot

    Cons

    salary and a bit formal

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities worldwide to move into

    Cons

    sometimes Business units suffer because customers judge you by your corporate quality level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage everyone as if they are important

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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