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Good place to work enjoyed it

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Asheville, NC
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Asheville, NC

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

Pros

salary, benefits, bonus and good place to work

Cons

german company culture is tough

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    So far the work environement has been pleasant

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    Current Employee - Set-Up Tec in Mount Vernon, IL
    Current Employee - Set-Up Tec in Mount Vernon, IL

    I have been working at Continental full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It offers a safe and clean work environment on the new side. I don't know about the old side.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lack of communication between boss and employee. Not bad, but it could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There could be a better new hire training of position, not just going over benifits and safety, ect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Adding back my review since first review was deleted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Deer Park, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Deer Park, IL

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

    Pros

    - Fast Paced - never bored
    - 401K match is good
    - Overall benefits are decent
    - HSA account and FSA accounts

    Cons

    - Everything is driven from Germany down.
    - Monthly pay. Same as germany.
    - High Stress
    - Reduced benefits for 2013 (Higher deductible / higher Coinsurance)
    - Below average pay compared to related industries (Unless you work in Germany)
    - No awareness to local customs / traditions (ie monthly pay versus bi-weekly pay)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continental is a worldwide corporation not just a German company. Be more flexible to local customs and traditions.

    This company tends to use only German suppliers and solutions for almost everything regardless if a non German company does it cheaper or better.

    Also Continental has a practice of relocating workers from foreign countries (Mexico, Brazil, etc...) to the facilities in the USA. In most cases this is a permanent relocation (permanent residence card) not temporary assignment. I don't believe most people would raise an eyebrow if the economy was strong but given that Continental is filling this high skilled, typical good paying jobs with foreign nationals is cause for concern in a bad economy. I've personally know 8 people in the last 4 years that have been relocated to the US from Mexico to fill engineering, finance, and supply chain positions. I find it hard to believe Continental was unable to find qualified Americans to fill those jobs which makes this all the more concerning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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