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Continental Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Continental Chairman Executive Board, Finance, Controlling, IT, and Law; Powertrain Elmar Degenhart
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  • Teilweise nicht immer gute work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Average low salary package compared to outside (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Great company!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Talent Development Specialist in Sumter, SC
    Former Employee - Senior Talent Development Specialist in Sumter, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. "Electrical Mechanical Technician Specialist/MRO specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MRO Specialist in Seguin, TX
    Current Employee - MRO Specialist in Seguin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits opportunities to advance in the company

    Cons

    Upper management not focused on the work force

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people because they are your bread and butter

  3. "Mixed feelings"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, 401k matching, travel to Germany is common, paid to carpool, amazing location right on bluffs with nice ocean view, weekly volleyball group

    Cons

    Most decisions are made in Germany, it's hard to get information or responses.

    Work has been largely outsourced to low cost countries, main activities are to track. With all the outsourcing you wonder how long before it's your job.

    Too many often conflicting processes

    Frequent reorganizations in Germany

    Daily Scrum occurs but mostly is talk about what they accomplished and often falls into technical discussions or arguments. Definitely not Agile

    Work goals are changed frequently when newest manager is in office

    Many managers are on contracts from Germany - wonder if that's a sign about the place being short term

    Office has great ocean views, but there aren't enough desks or parking spots

    Advice to Management

    Use local talent and streamline the processes


  4. "Engineering"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Deer Park, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Deer Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall it is a nice place to work and build a career

    Cons

    Not as many opportunities for job growth as other Continental sites

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Great Company, Great People and Exciting New Technologies"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffing Specialist in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Staffing Specialist in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, benefits, work life balance and organized. I have never been so happy and I appreciate being able to work for such a great company! Love it here!

    Cons

    No workout room like my last job.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing at all. Keep up the good work!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great opportunity"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional GOLD Coordinator in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Regional GOLD Coordinator in Fort Mill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid opportunity for a fresh graduate. Great benefits. Lots of travel experience.

    Cons

    Random relocation isn't fun.

    Advice to Management

    The random relocations aren't always fun.


  7. "decent company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Good work culture
    work life balance
    good management

    Cons

    Less salary
    slow growth
    Most of the technology in germany

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good Benefits, poor leadership."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somersworth, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somersworth, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Continental full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company Benefits, Weekly Paycheck, Co-workers, Hourly Schedule, 401 K match.

    Cons

    Payroll errors!
    Lack of communication between management-leads-employees.
    Employee input to help move company forward is disregarded because they didn't come up with solution themselves.
    You start as a temp and it will take a year or more to be hired on regardless of what they tell you during interview or how well you perform.
    They have a no drug policy but if your friends with management and get caught on property doing drugs they will take you back, multiple times.
    The fire the good ones for small infractions and keep the repeat offenders of greater infractions long term.
    Lack of concern over safety for employees with poor air quality.
    They hire anyone, place is rampant with poor and aggressive attitudes, sexual harassment .
    Leadership regularly partakes in bashing other employees creating a caustic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job. Listen to your employees. Be a part of the Continental team instead of a chair weight. Everything said even behind closed doors runs through company so learn to keep private issues private and that might ease peoples attitudes towards the company. Don't preach Quality throughout the departments then tell employees to pass bad parts on so the company can meet numbers.


  9. "Truck driver"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Glendale Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Glendale Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy load truck with pallet jack unload at docks done

    Cons

    No where to move up

    Advice to Management

    Communication


  10. "poorly managed"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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