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"Adding back my review since first review was deleted"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Deer Park, IL
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Deer Park, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Fast Paced - never bored
- 401K match is good
- Overall benefits are decent
- HSA account and FSA accounts

Cons

- Everything is driven from Germany down.
- Monthly pay. Same as germany.
- High Stress
- Reduced benefits for 2013 (Higher deductible / higher Coinsurance)
- Below average pay compared to related industries (Unless you work in Germany)
- No awareness to local customs / traditions (ie monthly pay versus bi-weekly pay)

Advice to Management

Continental is a worldwide corporation not just a German company. Be more flexible to local customs and traditions.

This company tends to use only German suppliers and solutions for almost everything regardless if a non German company does it cheaper or better.

Also Continental has a practice of relocating workers from foreign countries (Mexico, Brazil, etc...) to the facilities in the USA. In most cases this is a permanent relocation (permanent residence card) not temporary assignment. I don't believe most people would raise an eyebrow if the economy was strong but given that Continental is filling this high skilled, typical good paying jobs with foreign nationals is cause for concern in a bad economy. I've personally know 8 people in the last 4 years that have been relocated to the US from Mexico to fill engineering, finance, and supply chain positions. I find it hard to believe Continental was unable to find qualified Americans to fill those jobs which makes this all the more concerning.

Other Employee Reviews for Continental

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Use to be a great place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Electronics Technician, in Mount Vernon, IL
    Current Employee - Industrial Electronics Technician, in Mount Vernon, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well for the area as long as it is close and work conditions are not considered.

    Cons

    Does not pay as well for a larger area especially for the conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about keeping the new people that are only going to be there for a little while anyway. Start worrying about the keeping the people that are going to stay for awhile and give them hope that some day they will not have to worry about being on Weekends or Rotating Shifts.


  2. "I would under no circumstances recommend this company."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Customer Interface Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Interface Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Local
    Nice work location
    Geographically convenient for travel
    Safe work environment
    Clean surroundings

    Cons

    Lack of organization
    Lack of competent leadership
    Bias toward German employees

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