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Updated March 1, 2017
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Continental Chairman Executive Board, Finance, Controlling, IT, and Law; Powertrain Elmar Degenhart
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  • Work life balance is not the priority, but this depends on the team you are in (in 17 reviews)

  • Average low salary package compared to outside (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great environment
    Many development opportunities
    Competitive benefits

    Cons

    As all multinational companies, it has some bureacracy

    Advice to Management

    Keep the close relationship with all teams, communication has improved but is still space to grow


  2. "Test & Validation Engineer for ADAS LiDAR Sensors at Santa Barbara, CA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perfect environment to start or to boost your professional career. Fresh and highly motivated team with a good blend of vast experience and new additions to the topic of automotive engineering. Great opportunity to work with and to shape top technology for autonomous driving. Being a full part and at the forefront of the current hype in the automotive industry is amazing. Even as a starter you are engaged and involved from day one. Hands-on experience as well as high level skills are passed on very efficiently. Within brief period of time you are a full member of the world-wide Continental family. The core values are not just there by definition, but are really lived in daily work. Great commitment from the local managers being a perfect role model and living authentically the true work ethics of engineering.
    The location is amazing. Next to the pacific ocean just on the bluff. Great benefits. Above average payment and every day free lunch. Continental is really investing in its employees and is looking for a long term commitment. Aside from your technical knowledge there is a big focus on training soft skills in order to foster good team work, but also to share feedback openly. Thus efficiently working together with a lot of positive motivation and fun is ensured.
    Although Continental is a German based company, they are striving with diversity. Especially at this location it feels more like a start-up, but with the benefit of a well established company culture, absolute stable financing, professional processes and a down to earth local management.

    Cons

    There are simply no downsides. Perfect environment to strive for success. Definitely a long term commitment for a mutual fruitful employer - employee relationship. The only negative aspect is: it can't get any better in any other location or with any other technology or with any other company. So whenever you decide to move on for any non-work related reason, you are trapped. You will have a tough time to find something comparable to that. Reasons for moving on include, e.g. living in the area close to this location is kind of expensive, so if you planning on having a big house and a big family. That is tough even with the over average payment from the employer...

    Advice to Management

    Keep infusing the current team with new ideas and allow for more creative approaches to challenges. As a remote location for Continental some more interaction with other locations, e.g. joint trainings etc. might be helpful.


  3. "business analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    financially sound; market leader

    Cons

    sometimes slow to react due to overwhelming number of policies

    Advice to Management

    move at the speed of business for all functional areas


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  5. "Quality Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Continental full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Casual attire.

    Cons

    Travel out of country
    Long hours when needed


  6. Helpful (1)

    "sr. electrical engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, pay and bonus various based on salary level, flexible working schedule, 17 day PTO at start, 4 days/month working at home is allowed, reasonable healthy insurance,

    Cons

    unprofessional management, decision making are slow, hard working people are not well treated, manager does not listen to the advise, lack of job training in engineer. unqualified minority women got promoted management position easier. experience worker has no intention to train new hire engineer (possible for job security reason),

    Advice to Management

    be fair to all employee


  7. "Driven"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Asheville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Plant Manager at Asheville

    Cons

    Moving some of the product to Mexico


  8. "love love!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Continental part-time

    Pros

    best environment to work in, the people are amazing

    Cons

    hours are made on the fly

    Advice to Management

    i don't have any cons for the management


  9. "average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    the benefits are very good.

    Cons

    the working environment can be somewhat sterile.


  10. "Sr. Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Continental part-time

    Pros

    Good PTO policy and work life balance

    Cons

    Globalization put colleges in time zones that differ 6-7 hours ahead of Michigan


  11. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Mount Vernon, IL
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Mount Vernon, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Secure, good pay and benefits,

    Cons

    Rough working environment, loud, extremely hot and dirty, terrible shift work hours



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