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Continental Overview

Hannover (Germany)
10000+ employees
1871
Company - Public (CTTAY)
Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Michelin, Bosch Security
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 ... Read more

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Continental Chairman Executive Board, Finance, Controlling, IT, and Law; Powertrain Elmar Degenhart
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    Former Employee - Senior Talent Development Specialist in Sumter, SC
    Former Employee - Senior Talent Development Specialist in Sumter, SC
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    I worked at Continental full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    At the corporate level, this company truly embodies what a large successful company in this era should be. They embrace change and strive to evolve. Great benefits, work incentives, combined with an aggressive growth strategy.

    Cons

    At the plant level, some key employees (CG12 and up) are new to their role in the newer locations. They are genuinely good and intelligent people, but have limited or no experience coming into key roles. When everyone is new and coming from many different locations, it makes for a diverse yet extremely challenging environment where everyone seems to know the "best way" of running a process. This issue is best addressed during the planning phase, not by the new plant management once established.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure the experienced talent pipeline can support the aggressive growth strategy when starting new plants. If not, ensure dedicated mentors (both local and remote) are in place for key personnel (CG12 and higher) who will be new in their role within the new facilities as they are built.

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Continental Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Continental (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    the hiring process seemed to take a long time. I can only imagine that many candidates were being interviewed which led to this result. I did get hired so I suppose it paid off.

    Interview Questions

    • Where I see myself in 5-10 years. It is a generic question, and one that can never be answered truthfully. Industry as a whole is difficult to predict with all the rapid advances in technology. So I gave the yearbook answer and left it at that.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Today, we signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Baidu, one of the biggest Internet companies in China, and NIO, a global electric vehicle startup, in Berlin, Germany. Click here http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQEuC and here http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQEuX for all the details.

  • "Women on the move" for more girls in the industry! Continental Toulouse opened its doors to students for the annual "Elles Bougent/Women on the Move" event to promote, among girls, the engineering and technical professions in the Industry.

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Continental Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes magazine’s list of America’s Best Employers(267), Forbes Magazine, 2015
  • Best Place to Work, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, 2012
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