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"Warm, friendly people"

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Current Intern - Intern in Auburn Hills, MI
Current Intern - Intern in Auburn Hills, MI
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Continental as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Everyone who works here was very helpful and committed to helping interns settle in and learn the ropes. There is a system in place to maintain relationships with high-performing interns, with the possibility of a job offer out of school. Intern responsibilities are usually relevant to the field of work, rather than performing menial tasks, and managers are happy to explain the way aspects of the corporation works.

Cons

Managers are usually pretty busy with their own work, so there are occasions where intern work may not be immediately assigned.

Other Employee Reviews for Continental

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Its a simple work place to get involved into but nothing much beyond that."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Seguin, TX
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Seguin, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros are that you its a simple job if your a line operator like I am, easy to get into and maintain. Bosses are way more lenient than what they make you believe at first. Relaxed work place.

    Cons

    The communication between the work force and management is lacking. Sometimes both have completely different expectations and often leads to very frustrating moments and interactions. Management does a poor job of keeping its workers motivated.

    Advice to Management

    I cant speak for the whole company as a whole but so far the plant in seguin has proved to be mediocre. Good enough to get the job done but so far away from the potential it has. It's sad that workers are only there because it pays the bills rather than to have a great time working for an international company. Upper management is awesome but lower and middle management is really lacking. The models for meeting production are there already. Start focusing on lower and middle management to be more of leaders and less of bosses. They are great at making things sound pretty and intelligent but lack the leadership skills to connect and set a waypoint for its workers. Besides throwing orders around they are really never there to build up their team or enhance the experience. Its almost as if they hated their jobs as much as the workers did! As for the production capabilities, a lot of line production workers don't care much for the company only doing the bare minimum. Thus reflecting on the lacking ability of its leaders to motivate them. Maybe better leaders would push away those type of workers and attract the right type? And i don't mean make them more up tight and meaner. Some already use intimidation with their rank as a method which is pretty sad. But besides from all that, the business model itself is fantastic. Congrats! Your business will keep growing, thats for sure. Just wonder how long it will be able to sustain itself with the people you got working for you.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting projects. Tough times with automotive unit and economic climate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    work, life balance
    travel
    good salaries and bonus plan
    company is trying to improve culture and employee satisfaction, work balance etc.
    automotive electronics is a growing field and while it does have some problems, will eventually grow and pick up further speed.

    Cons

    Economic environment is tough for automotive at the moment and so business is quite tough. Margins can be low in this business which can be tough for business units and employees with flow on pressure.
    Management from Germany can sometimes be difficult and the management has a very rigid way of doing things with not much discussion. Particularly, regarding software development -> company can improve in tools and processes.

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