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Continental Reviews

Updated 18 Jul 2019

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Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart
Elmar Degenhart
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  • "Not very diverse but everyone is open to adapt when you don't speak German well enough(in 57 reviews)

  • "rios saem da empresa por falta de oportunidade de efetiva(in 47 reviews)

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  1. "Great Organisation To Work For"

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    Current Employee - Support Team in Lewes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong first impressions Great People To Work With Exciting and Innovative Products Flexi Time/Work-life Balance

    Cons

    No onsite parking so short walk required

    Advice to Management

    None

    Continental2018-07-21
  2. "Aftermarket Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Aftersales Manager in Lewes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Continental full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, innovative business and flexible working

    Cons

    Hierarchical structure, with little respect for experience or knowledge. Voices go up heard

    Continental2019-03-23
  3. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewes, England
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Continental full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly staff and good local managers (things seemed relatively calm!). I was able to maintain a reasonable work-life balance. The possibility to travel and work abroad, if desired. Potential to be involved with interesting projects. The location seems to be growing rapidly (always hiring new staff, and not too many leaving) Nice location. Flexible hours, and possible to work from home occasionally,...

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    Cons

    The method of working (Continuous Integration with Agile Scrum) feels a little chaotic. Of course, I'm not that keen on Agile Scrum, but that's my own opinion! I worried that a lot of my work would be wasted because of a culture of always working towards demos. I found the work a little too basic.

    Continental2018-11-29
  4. "Resident Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Resident Engineering Manager in Basildon, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Freedom to act on own initiative, employee tyre discount, company car allowance

    Cons

    Lack of support, no clear direction, trapped between customer and company.

    Advice to Management

    More support and direction needed.

    Continental2018-10-22
  5. "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Continental full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Opportunity to move around.

    Cons

    Not a great place. Low pay .

    Continental2018-08-23
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Only go if you want to learn about toxic organisations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Continental full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Cons

    Tasks/projects on which people are working on can be changed suddenly and with no prior warning. Line management tells you what your time allocation between projects is (approximately - no explicit figure ever given - it's always 'around' - but that makes it difficult when different projects leads are imposing requests to adequately negotiate). This is especially true when priorities are not clearly laid out. ...

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    Advice to Management

    I don't know where to start. Closing the site down would probably be a good starting place.

    Continental2018-05-06
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Board are not aware of the reality"

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    Former Employee - Finance in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Continental full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great to be at the cutting edge of the industry. Lots of opportunity for international travel

    Cons

    Many of the good initiatives ar3 not followed through at grass roots and the heavily financial bonuses fo4 senior staff mean many crucial decisions are led by personal agenda rather than what’s actually best for the business. Bonus targets are heavily manipulated

    Advice to Management

    Realise you are only being told what employees think you want to hear.

    Continental2018-01-05
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Ok for a starter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental

    Pros

    Interesting problems. Good location. Talented colleauges

    Cons

    Terrible Management, Demo based planning, not putting any value for research, Treating research problems as solved problems, lack of understanding of the field from people who make the decisions. Repeating same mistakes over and over.

    Continental2017-05-17
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Incompetence rules"

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    Former Employee - Algorithm Engineer in Lewes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Continental full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Big company, working on many topics in the automotive area Easy to switch department Interesting projects

    Cons

    Incompetence means that projects end up failing spectacularly

    Advice to Management

    Hire good people and create a culture of excellence from the start. Stop the improvisation!

    Continental2017-02-07

    Continental Response

    February 23, 2017HR Manager

    Dear commenter, thank you very much for your feedback on Glassdoor. We are always striving to hire the best people for our teams. Project delivery is always a challenge in a fast moving, product development environment. We are always working to increase our project control through ...

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Abusive, chaotic and poisonous"

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    Current Employee - Algorithms Engineer in Lewes, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Continental full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The site is located in a picturesque tourist attraction, and the workforce is very multicultural and has an abundance of talent and experience.

    Cons

    A brutal and unforgiving working culture which strays sometimes to the wrong side of abusive. The management team is preoccupied with internicene warfare and poisonous personality conflicts. Stand-up shouting matches in the corridors are not unheard of. Some outright bullying and intimidation has occurred also. The management team is very inexperienced and chaotic. The workplace exists in a state of permanent crunch-time...

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    Advice to Management

    The management team need to stop fighting and undermining one another. They need to come together to present a strong and unified front with which they can push back against the obscene demands eminating from senior management. They need to develop a detailed roadmap and a set of realistic plans so that projects can be completed without inflicting so much damage and harm on the workforce. They need to do something...

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    Continental2016-12-17

    Continental Response

    February 23, 2017HR Manager

    Dear colleague, thank you very much for your feedback on Glassdoor. The Continental location Lewes has increased its staff in the last 3 year by more than 50% which relaxed the tense project situation considerably. We are aware that top performance requires team work and cooperation. ...

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