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Continental Newport News Reviews

Updated October 23, 2017
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Newport News, VA

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Continental Chairman Executive Board, Finance, Controlling, IT, and Law; Powertrain Elmar Degenhart
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  1. "Production associate"

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    Former Employee - Production Associate in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Continental (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of Overtime available if you want it

    Cons

    Short breaks and lunches. The hours are set in stone


  2. "Great company to work for at all levels"

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    Current Contractor - SQM in Newport News, VA
    Current Contractor - SQM in Newport News, VA

    I have been working at Continental as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    team work, ideas for improvement, benefits, attention to detail

    Cons

    none that I have experienced in my time working

    Advice to Management

    contract to hire should be a 3 month process

  3. "poorly managed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good hourly workforce for the most part, good lower management(supervisor level) for the most part, decent pay for area

    Cons

    poor upper management, constant mandatory overtime causing stress & fatigue and making hourly workers work most of your weekends not giving people time for family/home. turnover rate very high. cant get qualfied applicants for positions so they hire anyone causing stress on others. pay is decent but after costs of benefits pay doesn't compare as good. Uper management doesn't listen to issues and doesn't care. No technical support for nights and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    value employees and family life for hourly workforce like salary enjoys.


  4. "Plant IE Intern"

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    Former Intern - Plant IE in Newport News, VA
    Former Intern - Plant IE in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Continental as an intern

    Pros

    Excellent Work Environment.
    Focus on continuous improvement.
    Rewarding internship experience.

    Cons

    Scope of improvement in technology usage


  5. "logistics intern"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Intern in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Logistics Intern in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    integrity, quality, detailing, coordination, flexibility

    Cons

    organization doesn't have many young employees


  6. "Is this really an international company ??"

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    Current Employee - Quality Room Technician in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Quality Room Technician in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Continental full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for the area, only salary position to receive overtime

    Cons

    Everything is a knee jerk reaction here , you can work days then be switched to nights at a moments notice 12 hour shifts and you work every other weekend , a lot of micro managing here. The "plan" changes hourly you never know what to expect on your next day of work. The only salary position in the plant that gets a 30 min lunch - they even give their 8 hour employees a full hour.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop treating your salary workers like the maintenance crew - this job used to be interesting and inovative now we're just glorified maintenance guys


  7. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work! Fair and consistent, good salaries and benefits, great perks and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con, but it is a unionized facility which can take some getting used to if you have not worked in one before.

  8. "Engineering intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible, easy, and fun place. Great work environment and work life balance.

    Cons

    Can not find a reason for any cons.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "engineer"

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Continental (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and vacation days

    Cons

    not much opportunity for career advancement
    low pay
    not much appreciation for the good workers

    Advice to Management

    learn how to retain young talent


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Ok place to work but not for a career"

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    Former Employee - Salary Employee in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Salary Employee in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Continental full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Steady work and off weekends
    Some what flexible hours as long as you came in early and stayed late.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management
    Lack of common business sense. Location run with an Engineering mindset and no common sense.
    Running a "business" and "engineering" are two different animals however Engineering mindset runs this location.
    Horrible cafeteria food and expensive.
    Very slow to change anything for the better.
    Open to suggestions but they fall on deaf ears.
    Older management in place who is not open to change.
    Decent benefits package and excellent 401k match.

    Advice to Management

    Open your minds to change and try to engage employees to improve moral.
    Be receptive to new ideas to improve the location and implement the ideas.
    Allow employees who can telecommute to do so a few days a month. Life isn't fair so if you're an hourly employee on the line, that's your career choice. Don't treat everyone as equal's because that's not the real world.
    Don't treat salary employees as hourly employees.


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