- About Continental AG
- Corporate Culture
- Work/Life Balance
- Equal Opportunity
- Renumeration & Provisions
With sales of around €33.3 billion in 2013, Continental is one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers. As a provider of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires, and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently employs around 186,000 people in 49 countries.
As a driver of innovation, Continental is on the leading edge of technology. This kind of top position can only have a sound basis if the people who stand behind this company have the opportunity to develop their ideas in an environment that inspires and motivates. An environment characterized by competence, cooperation and progress. Worldwide. We call this “corporate spirit”. Deciding factors for this corporate spirit are:
- A culture of high performance
This is what drives the actions of each individual and all teams worldwide. At Continental you can expect more, because everyone expects more from themselves.
- Striving for the best
Each individual on their own is responsible for not simply accepting second best.
- Cooperation and teamwork
Flat hierarchic levels, open-mindedness and respect characterize our work as a part of a worldwide network.
- Responsibility and management
Executives should lead cooperatively and encourage individual responsibility.And everyone must be willing to be measured by his or her own actions.
- Learning and knowledge management
Our employees believe in the principles behind learning throughout their lifetime. We provide access to knowledge at every level of our company.
A balanced relationship between professional and personal life not only helps to reduce stress for an individual. It in itself is what greases the wheels for a company’s long-term economic success. Active, fit and motivated employees are the prerequisite for a “healthy”, a better company.
So, the intention of Continental’s activities in this area are by no means altruistic. Everyone benefits from a balance between work and life. It is the basis for creating a classic win-win situation. And, the programs we offer to this end are just as extensive and varied. For example:
- Sports events such as the international Conti-Running-Day
- Wellness events for health topics
- Culture weeks for defined countries with events and activities to match
- Networks for certain interest groups
- Programs for parent leave
- Children’s day care
- Social services
A company that does business on a world stage simply must have a multicultural mindset. For Continental, this is more than a basic condition. It is our opportunity to expand entrepreneurial perspectives and in doing so to participate in international markets up close and “from the inside out”.
This is one reason why individuals from all nationalities are welcomed by us, irrespective of their age, gender, origin, sexual orientation or bodily impairment. Decisive is only the applicant’s skills and potential. Equal qualifications are required from all. A selection is made based on an objective qualitative evaluation only.
What we offer our employees: Good money for good work
In terms of remuneration, we pursue the principle of good payment for good performance. Therefore, variable remuneration elements are playing an increasingly important role – and not just for top management. We are attempting to strike a balance between the goals of wealth creation and Continental's success on the one hand, and the remuneration of our employees on the other hand.
We know that challenging tasks, a good working environment and a secure job are truly central factors in selecting an employer nowadays. In addition, we offer our employees attractive remuneration structures – and one which apply worldwide as well. As a result, we offer the employees in our German plants not only a fixed salary component but also additional payments such as holiday pay and a Christmas bonus. But that is not all: as part of group working, employees receive additional remuneration if the targets are met. The criteria involved are, for example, reducing scrap or downtimes, as well as optimizing quality.
Security in retirement also
The system of old-age provision is facing great challenges, and not just in Germany. The demographic structural changes are increasing the pressure on the state pension systems – and in many markets in which Continental operates. It is therefore natural that company and private pension schemes have become more important.
Our international pension strategy is focusing on switching from defined benefit to defined contribution plans in order to offer both employees and the Company a sustainable and readily understandable pension system.The corporation promotes private contributions made by employees by adding corporate subsidies to the money they invest. The company also encourages employees to participate in a “pay conversion” scheme. The employee relinquishes part of their pay, which is then invested by the employer in the company pension scheme.
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Continental full-time (less than an year)Pros
Engineers there are very qualified and willing to help with each other. There are many social activities like running, BBQ and volleyball games and so on.Cons
Payment is relatively low to cover the living expenses, but Internship experience can definately increase the possibility to get a permanent position.Advice to ManagementAdvice
holidays are two days pro month. Chrismates holiday for one week.Recommends
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online – interviewed at Continental.Interview Details
Onsite Interview was in Germany, the interview was not difficult. The department manager himself set up this interview. It took 40 minitues.After a short introduction, I was asked about some technical questions immediately. One question was not answered correctly, but the interviewer gave me some hint and I got the right answer. In general, Conti is a good place to work at.Interview Questions
- What is the most difficult part in electrical measurement techniques practically? View Answer
With sales of €33.3 billion in 2013, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has more than 186,000 employees in 49 countries.