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Continental Reviews

Updated August 21, 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 25 reviews)

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  1. "Great sales opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Freedom of schedule, tangible product, great uncapped bonus

    Cons

    Management, too rigid, not enough of team environment

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people


  2. "Great Organization"

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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

    Pros

    This is a great place to work, grow and advance your career. Wide range of opportunities and places to live and work across the US and the globe.

    Cons

    Due to the size of the organization sometimes communication is slower, but there are many improvements in place to make things better (not at all a major con!)

    Advice to Management

    Keep helping us to grow both our careers and our brand within the US. At anytime you feel like it I always like raises!

  3. "Great company - leadership can be a bit shady"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Continental full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great benefits from a company who actually cares about you.

    Cons

    Some executives are pretty shady... Not exactly good people

    Advice to Management

    Executives should be held to same moral compass as anyone else in the company.


  4. "Continental"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deer Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deer Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great people and great management.

    Cons

    There is no real Cons working with Conti.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great attitude! Hold onto the values!


  5. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Deer Park, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Deer Park, IL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good benefits
    2. Some of the people are extremely knowledgable
    3. High-tech oriented place
    4. Anual raise and bonus

    Cons

    1. Horrible management
    2. Lack of teamwork
    3. Plenty of internal politics - you just need to be political, know how to play, which sometimes speaks aginst engineering and resambles game.
    4. Some of the people (Deer Park campus) are extremely knowledgable, but those either leave for much better places, are close to be retired (Motorola), or were terminated in 2012 -13 because of cuts. It is automotive, so it comes with waves.
    5. Some people are strictly not knowledgable in the area of their expertise, but politics keep them on.
    6. Overal, unpleasant experience.


  6. "Machine operator"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Fletcher, NC
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Fletcher, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work. Only work 15 days a month.

    Cons

    Way to much favoritism. Not much chance to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Give inside employees a chance to move up instead of hiring outsiders who don't know what they are doing and always quit shortly afterwards.


  7. "Great company!"

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    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.

  8. "Electrical Mechanical Technician Specialist/MRO specialist"

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    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


  9. "Product Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Continental full-time

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, high hourly wage for interns, parking not problem

    Cons

    not all benefits do not apply to the interns, food providers are mediocre


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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


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