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Continental Chairman Executive Board, Finance, Controlling, IT, and Law; Powertrain Elmar Degenhart
Elmar Degenhart
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  • "Nowhere near to any German Conti location (feels like a totaly different company)(in 61 reviews)

  • "Falta de procedimentos em diversas fun(in 60 reviews)

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  1. "Good organisation to work for in terms of work pressure, work culture"

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    Systems Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working timing, Defined processes, Good counterparts, Open for new initiatives, Freedom to act policy is based on your Manager

    Cons

    Typical INDIAN HR mindset in spite of being a German MNC, Few manager are not at all open to listen the employees

    Advice to Management

    Please follow Continental Global Standards in all aspects, Don't do the Feedback taking activities just for sack of doing

    Continental2017-07-15
  2. "Not good for freshers and Techies"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, free food, good office timings.

    Cons

    Senior managers are very partial, terrible management, no training to learn process but still senior people make you to work like anything, senior people will assign their work to juniors, so work pressure is more for junior level employees, more politics in office. No learning at all, just follow the German team and do what they says.

    Continental2016-08-24
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Nothing special"

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    Current Employee - Computer Vision Engineer in Burgess Hill, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really friendly and experienced engineers Development opportunities Everyone is helpful and kind New Location

    Cons

    Pout Benefits Really bureaucratic mid-level management Nowhere near to any German Conti location (feels like a totaly different company) Pour holiday allowance and pension contribution

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your engineers - people are leaving Start actually doing what you say you will do Improve training programs (technology is constantly changing) Be more flexible with salary negotiation

    Continental2019-09-04
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Typically German"

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    Former Employee - Financial Director in Frankfurt am Main
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and opportunity to travel

    Cons

    They have rules about working hours and always take holidays and lunch in Germany but do not apply this to locations elsewhere. Some underlying racism and antisemitism from senior German colleagues. Recruitment bans are seriously damaging staff health

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with great HR policies and stop being hypocritical.

    Continental2019-08-03
  5. Helpful (13)

    "Continental ITS San Jose, CA / Horrible place and experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch, clean work area with large windows, free snacks and sodas

    Cons

    Continental San Jose ITS is one of the worst top employers that on my 20 year career in the Silicon Valley I had ever experienced a high degree of a hostile and horrible working place. There are no resources available to do your job, no materials, expect to pay out of pocket and not be reimbursed with the excuse "the German Corporate office says its out of policy so therefore you won't be reimbursed". You are expected to deliver without knowing what is the product or the deliverable assigned to you?. Human Resources is a bunch of warm bodies collecting a pay check, useless, the CEO of ITS is another warm body sitting inside an office giving dirty looks to whom walks by, nothing more, the ITS Management have the management skills of a fifth grader, their communication method is yell and place all the blame on the ones that won't yell back.

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    Advice to Management

    Can't give advise to management when there is absolutely not one intelligent person titled manager that would comprehend the word "people are the assets of the company, the contributions of the employees is the success of a company not management alone, therefore first start there by treating your assets (employees) with respect and professionalism regardless of their gender. Human resources be there for the employees, walking around the building brain washing the employees not to file a grievance when they have one is un-ethical so Corporate doesn't find out of your incompetence and the incompetence of the management at the San Jose site.

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    Continental2018-11-19
  6. Helpful (11)

    "Came with great passion for automotive + internet and left with huge disappointment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free food - HR caring about gender equality - Great work life balance, (since you are not delivering much tangible outcome)

    Cons

    - No product vision or strategy. This place is just a marketing prop for Continental corporation to say that they have "silicon valley operation" and "startup entrepreneurship" on paper. - Middle management doesn't know what they are doing. Thus, they have no idea of how to evaluate anyone's contribution and performance. Plenty of good people left with frustration of not being recognized and not being able to deliver customer value. In the meanwhile, plenty of people whose day-to-day job is just sitting there and browsing the internet are comfortably collecting a paycheck. - Horrible leadership from top down. Things could have been changed with new leadership, but it's an unknown. The best thing the German headquarter had done to this ITS division so far is to let the original executives go, after the employees had to endure moral harassment and embarrassment for 2 years without any directions. The worst thing German headquarter had done to ITS is to hire those executives from Google in the first place. - Rigid culture and not enough diversity. Middle management here tend to refer and hire their own family members and friends on the team. It can be very dangerous.

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    Advice to Management

    Figure out what market segment to conquer first and have some sort of strategy.

    Continental2018-10-14
  7. Helpful (10)

    "Experiment gone wrong"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food, nice but poorly managed and maintained building

    Cons

    This orphan child of the Continental family is an apparent experiment, along the lines of a botched lobotomy. Someone in Hanover, or Detroit should take a long hard look at the rotation of employees in this location, and count how many people since its inception, particularly women, have left. A revolving door in the front entrance would be a useful addition at this stage. The pretty building, free snacks and food, what Continental believe is ‘Silicon Valley‘ takes precedence over building and employee safety and security. It’s also a shockingly thin veneer to the dysfunction lurking beneath. Management are impotent, but it is the structure they find themselves in that’s at fault more than anything. The layers of German bureaucracy to get simple things done, on top of the location not being an HQ renders employees useless. There was clearly no thought that putting a location in San Jose, operations would have to be entirely different. There is an environment of mistrust and the rot has set in.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop, look, see what is really going on. Hire a local professional HR and Operations team. Customize processes and polices to suit the local environment, the old German regime does not work here. Give your managers real authority to act and make real time decisions.

    Continental2018-09-21
  8. "Great place to be an intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Nuremberg
    Recommends

    I worked at Continental for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment. Lots to learn if you want to learn. Flexibility in terms of work time.

    Cons

    Not very diverse but everyone is open to adapt when you don't speak German well enough

    Advice to Management

    The Welcome Day for students was a the end of myinternship so I couldn't take advantage of it. Other than that, great.

    Continental2018-04-18
  9. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Deer Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large profitable company, ability for global travel, best practices in manufacturing as well great training if you take the time to sign up. Management is flexible, and PTO is and work from home is great. Leaders are great mentors if you ask for their help

    Cons

    Large German company, hard to get things through, not a lot of movement lateral or upwards as they are a very lean company after the 2009 downturn

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up keep sharing the great innovation at town halls, get rid of the managers that are bullys

    Continental2017-11-08
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Big Company so a little neutral on caring for the individual"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good salaries, Good benefits, great people in the North American HQ, ability to transfer between divisions/groups, well defined individual appraisal system,

    Cons

    Some issues with the German managers when they do a stint in the United States. Basically just a culture thing. The company is a little impersonal when dealing with you on an individual basis.

    Advice to Management

    Better orientation for European mgmt transfers

    Continental2017-10-03
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