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Continental – Why Work For Us?

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.


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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.

In addition, there is an annual profit-sharing program for our employees worldwide. According to this arrangement, the employees of the Continental corporation benefit directly from the company's success in the form of a bonus.
























 

Security in retirement also

 

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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.




Continental Reviews

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Auburn Hills, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Auburn Hills, MI (US)

    I have been working at Continental as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    In my department there are many reasons. The people are great, the explanation when struggling with something, the atmosphere is great.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.

Continental Interviews

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Updated 20 Sep 2014

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    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Continental.

    Interview Details

    They usually choose their candidates based on their interactions during the career fairs. At least this is true for the Transmission Business Unit in Deer Park, IL. They usually gauage based on interests. I heard that quite a few of interns get in by talking about their penchant for cars. I talked about my interest and experience in power electronics and that got their attention. After which, they scheduled an on site interview where I interviewed with 4 Senior Staff Engineers separately and had one interview with a person from HR. The process was very smooth and it went on without much fuss.

    Interview Questions
    • What was my least favourite and most favourite part of my school   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Yes. Salary based on class standing.
    Accepted Offer
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Continental Awards and Accolades

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Absolventa Trainee-Seal, Absolventa, 2012
Best Place to Work, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, 2012
Fair Company, Berlin Labor Cour, 2011
Top Company, Kununu, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.careers-continental.com
Headquarters Hannover, Germany
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1871
Type Company - Public (CTTAY)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (AUD) per year
Competitors Michelin, Bosch Security

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.

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