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Continental Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Continental Chairman Executive Board, Finance, Controlling, IT, and Law; Powertrain Elmar Degenhart
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  • hard to find the work life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Average low salary package compared to outside (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fulltime employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Continental full-time

    Pros

    work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    needs more structure and more career opportunities


  2. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working time flexibility
    Great team work

    Cons

    Huge company and slow organizational changes.

    Advice to Management

    Descentralice project from Germany.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Big Company so a little neutral on caring for the individual"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC
    Recommends

    I worked at Continental full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salaries, Good benefits, great people in the North American HQ, ability to transfer between divisions/groups, well defined individual appraisal system,

    Cons

    Some issues with the German managers when they do a stint in the United States. Basically just a culture thing. The company is a little impersonal when dealing with you on an individual basis.

    Advice to Management

    Better orientation for European mgmt transfers


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continental full-time

    Pros

    Great medical and holiday package.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to give . Its pretty nice company.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Corporate Real Estate Manager"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Real Estate Manager in Fairlawn, OH
    Former Employee - Corporate Real Estate Manager in Fairlawn, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely professional management; overall good work/life balance. Pay and benefits are very competitive and for the most part there are clear career paths.

    Cons

    Decisionmaking and approval process can sometimes be slower than for smaller companies, but this is not unusual for corporations of this size.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Continental"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Continental full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment to gain knowledge.

    Cons

    Nothing as such to mention.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fair Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work from home days twice per Month

    Cons

    Limited influence on technology in US

    Continental Response

    Sep 26, 2017 – Consultant Online Communication Corporate Employer Branding

    Thank you for your review!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Nothing to brag about."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Continental full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard working people. They really bust their butts to get things done and make it right for the customer.
    Medical benefits are just OK. People are willing to roll up their sleeves and do what's needed.

    Cons

    Over worked and under payed. Management will squeez the life out of you. Lack of resource has always been an issue. Management doesn't want to hire people, but would easily acquire other companies. There is no succession build. US based teams are extremely under staffed however the Germany group is seated well making process improvement after process improvement. You can't execute because by the time things are getting rolled out, guess what another change and process improvement on the banks.
    Your paycheck comes in at the end of the month. Shocker. Your rich for that one day (30th or the 31st).

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people in the US. Your revenue stream is coming from US manufacturer not the European makers.
    Enough with the good ole boys club. The mentality of CYA has to stop. Listen to what the data and analysis tells you. Failure in this company is not an option. If you mess up your own manager will leave you hanging and will not have your back. So CYA comes in.
    If you don't stand with the "in" group good luck getting things done.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Corporation is good, but local facilities need work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Continental full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great global corporation with talented employees worldwide. Some opportunities for travel. Good benefits. Flexible schedules available for salaried employees ( telecommute/work at home days), and 17 PTO days to start , 14 paid holidays. Salaries and bonuses are about market average.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career growth or cross-functional training on local level. Executives claim they support work-life balance, but local management discourages it. Corporate and global management are too far removed from local facilities to affect any change. Lots of internal changes so the target is constantly moving and it's nearly impossible to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    It's not enough to say there are "core values," you need to live them too. Show employees that you value them.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "alright job"

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    Former Employee - Continental Laborer in Seguin, TX
    Former Employee - Continental Laborer in Seguin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Continental full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hour's With good benefits

    Cons

    Disrespectful worker's And not to much structure

    Advice to Management

    I am willing to work. I am in need of a job asap. I am willing to work and do what ever is required. I am also a very hard hands on worker


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