Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport. In 2016, Continental generated sales of €40.5 billion and currently employs more than 227,000 people in 56 countries.
Continentalis shaping the futureof networkedmobility
The corporation makes individual mobility safer, more comfortable, and more sustainable. With its core competencies, products, and services, Continental, together with its customers, improves the safety, comfort and enjoyment of driving. The corporation’s products, technologies and processes help make a significant contribution to sustainable mobility.
Our employees are the key to success
Its employees in particular are what make Continental strong. The corporation expects commitment and strength of purpose from its employees. It rewards excellence and creates the working conditions required to enhance and foster quality performance. It promotes devotedness, qualifications, education and training, flexibility and loyalty as a matter of course. A great deal is invested in the workplace in all areas of the corporation. The corporation is committed to providing healthy working conditions and ensuring safety in the workplace. Everyone at Continental enjoys equal opportunity, regardless of age, nationality, gender, religion, race or sexual orientation.
As a driver of innovation, Continental is on the leading edge of technology. This kind of top position can only have a sound basis if the people who stand behind this company have the opportunity to develop their ideas in an environment that inspires and motivates. An environment characterized by competence, cooperation and progress. Worldwide. We call this “corporate spirit”. Deciding factors for this corporate spirit are:
A balanced relationship between professional and personal life not only helps to reduce stress for an individual. It in itself is what greases the wheels for a company’s long-term economic success. Active, fit and motivated employees are the prerequisite for a “healthy”, a better company.
So, the intention of Continental’s activities in this area are by no means altruistic. Everyone benefits from a balance between work and life. It is the basis for creating a classic win-win situation. And, the programs we offer to this end are just as extensive and varied. For example:
A company that does business on a world stage simply must have a multicultural mindset. For Continental, this is more than a basic condition. It is our opportunity to expand entrepreneurial perspectives and in doing so to participate in international markets up close and “from the inside out”.
This is one reason why individuals from all nationalities are welcomed by us, irrespective of their age, gender, origin, sexual orientation or bodily impairment. Decisive is only the applicant’s skills and potential. Equal qualifications are required from all. A selection is made based on an objective qualitative evaluation only.
What we offer our employees: Good money for good work
In terms of remuneration, we pursue the principle of good payment for good performance. Therefore, variable remuneration elements are playing an increasingly important role – and not just for top management. We are attempting to strike a balance between the goals of wealth creation and Continental's success on the one hand, and the remuneration of our employees on the other hand.
We know that challenging tasks, a good working environment and a secure job are truly central factors in selecting an employer nowadays. In addition, we offer our employees attractive remuneration structures – and one which apply worldwide as well. As a result, we offer the employees in our German plants not only a fixed salary component but also additional payments such as holiday pay and a Christmas bonus. But that is not all: as part of group working, employees receive additional remuneration if the targets are met. The criteria involved are, for example, reducing scrap or downtimes, as well as optimizing quality.
Security in retirement also
The system of old-age provision is facing great challenges, and not just in Germany. The demographic structural changes are increasing the pressure on the state pension systems – and in many markets in which Continental operates. It is therefore natural that company and private pension schemes have become more important.
Our international pension strategy is focusing on switching from defined benefit to defined contribution plans in order to offer both employees and the Company a sustainable and readily understandable pension system.The corporation promotes private contributions made by employees by adding corporate subsidies to the money they invest. The company also encourages employees to participate in a “pay conversion” scheme. The employee relinquishes part of their pay, which is then invested by the employer in the company pension scheme.
I have been working at Continental full-time (More than a year)
Management truly cares about their employees. Continental has an amazing culture, competitive pay and great work life balance.
PPO plan could be cheaper.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you are doing and you will continue to have a company where people love to work!
Interview with managers and HR- lots of STAR questions. Project assigned with less than 24 hours notice from second interview. Had poorly defined objectives and required 4-5 hours of work at night to complete.