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Continental is a Great Place to Work

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Former Employee - Program Quality Engineer in Troy, MI
Former Employee - Program Quality Engineer in Troy, MI

I worked at Continental

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Big German Company stable as possible in these times. Tou Stay as long as you want . Pay and benifits are good and compatable with other tier 1 suppliers. You are respected at the big three when they know your with Conti.

Cons

Big German Company . Their way or the high way. Germasn side comes first and is always right. You need to go along with them since they run the show to fight back will have you in a dead end job or out the door if they desire. Plants in Mexico hard to work with they do not whant to do it right, they do not understand quality .

Advice to Management

Be more open with changes hiding them creates fear and rumors.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Continenal AG (soon to be Schaffler) falling fast with the auto industry

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Deer Park, IL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Deer Park, IL

    I have been working at Continental

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good healthcare benefits, Good Vacation - 3 weeks of vacation first year, 11 paid holidays, Flex-time, on-site gym, very nice work facilities, professional people. Used to be a good company to work for, but things have changed with all the auto industry problems.

    Cons

    Continental AG (recently purchased by Schaffler) is a German company in the automotive supplier industry, and is strapped with a lot of debt. As an auto supplier business has been crushed.

    Cutbacks have been severe including: layoffs, 5% mandatory paycut for everyong, 401K match discontinued, forced week/two week shutdowns that have to be taken without pay unless you have enough saved PTO (most non-management don't). These shutdowns/unpaid time off for everyone can easily mean an additional 3%/4% annual paycut, depending on how much you make.

    The DeerPark branch is formerly Motorola Automotive, and much of management treats employees like Motorola does, which is: take anything management dishes out or risk being laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting money on training, bringing in fresh college graduates, and conserve cash during the downturn. Treating your employees this way during a recession will fly, but as soon as things turn around Continental AG/Schaffler will be in a world of hurt.


  2. Bill Kozyra is no longer the company leader. The current leader is Samir Salman.

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Continental

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    hight tech automotive industry, offers wide range of products where the employe may learn

    Cons

    recent acquisitions and merges makes the company loses its identity and control.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on customer and fight for new business and diversified customers.


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