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Continental Overview

Hannover (Germany)
10000+ employees
1871
Company - Public (CTTAY)
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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 transportation. In ... Read more

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  • We're increasing our investment in DigiLens Inc. to revolutionize head-up displays. Our jointly developed head-up display with holographic waveguide technology is now ready for industrialization. �� ➡️ http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQTfz

    Revolutionizing Head-up Displays-Continental Increases Investment in DigiLens

    Continental increases its investment in Silicon Valley-based DigiLens to close to 18 percent Promising results of joint development for automotive waveguide head-up displays are paving the way for augmented reality Thorsten-Alexander Kern (Continental) joins DigiLens' Board of Directors Babenhausen (Germany), Sunnyvale (CA), May 17, 2018.

  • ��Continental enhances presence in China and builds new location in Wuhu. “Our investment in this new facility demonstrates our strong confidence to the Chinese market, and helps us further strengthen our production base in China to meet growing business demand” says Enno Tang, President & CEO of Continental China. Construction is set to start in Q2/2018.�� Find out more here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQfGb

    Continental Constructs New Greenfield Facility in Wuhu China to Further Expand Powertrain Product Portfolio in the Market

    Total building area of 80,000 square meters, in which 20,000 square meters for phase I Another significant step for ensuring further growth in the Chinese market Further expand powertrain product portfolio to better serve customers locally and globally Wuhu /Shanghai, April 13, 2018.

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Continental – Why Work For Us?


Brake systems, powertrain and chassis systems and components, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires, and technical elastomers are just a small cross-section of Continental’s broad product portfolio.

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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 culture of high performance
    This is what drives the actions of each individual and all teams worldwide.
    At Continental you can expect more, because everyone expects more from themselves.
  • Striving for the best
    Each individual on their own is responsible for not simply accepting second best.
  • Cooperation and teamwork
    Flat hierarchic levels, open-mindedness and respect characterize our work as a part of a worldwide network.
  • Responsibility and management
    Executives should lead cooperatively and encourage individual responsibility.
    And everyone must be willing to be measured by his or her own actions.
  • Learning and knowledge management
    Our employees believe in the principles behind learning throughout their lifetime. We provide access to knowledge at every level of our company.

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:


  • Sports events such as the international Conti-Running-Day
  • Wellness events for health topics
  • Culture weeks for defined countries with events and activities to match
  • Networks for certain interest groups
  • Programs for parent leave
  • Children’s day care
  • Social services

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.


Remuneration systems

 









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.

In addition, there is an annual profit-sharing program for our employees worldwide. According to this arrangement, the employees of the Continental corporation benefit directly from the company's success in the form of a bonus.
























 

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.




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    It's a very relaxed culture and the compensation is competitive.

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    IT is a little understaffed.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Continental (Newport News, VA).

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    Quick process, took less than an hour. Met with one HR Rep and one of the engineers I would be under. Asked the typical questions about my education and my knowledge about the work they were doing. If I knew any employee's etc.

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Continental Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes magazine’s list of America’s Best Employers(267), Forbes Magazine, 2015
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2018
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2017
  • Best Place to Work, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, 2012
  • Fair Company, Berlin Labor Cour, 2011
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