Working at Continental
With more than 220,000 employees in 56 countries around the world, Continental is committed to creating a smart, connected driving world that is safe, easy to use, sustainable and clean. Our people enjoy sharing insights, developing new products, transforming and being proactive in reaching goals. They work closely in different countries and regions to successfully complete numerous innovative projects. They know they are part of a global team. Because it is impossible to create the future alone.
An inspiring, open and rewarding corporate culture
Continental understands the importance of an inspiring, open and rewarding corporate culture. According to a global employee survey, more than 80% of employees are proud to work for Continental. Our corporate culture focuses on individual talent development and places a strong emphasis on constructive feedback and lifelong learning. All employees, from machine operators to department directors, participate in our success in an equally transparent manner. We motivate our employees to ensure that they are not afraid to make mistakes and have the courage to learn and learn from them. We are always clearly committed to diversity in our workforce and never give up, even when faced with occasional resistance or questioning. This is because the vision and innovation required for business success requires a different perspective, literacy, experience, and cultural perspective.
Continental supports mobile and flexible working around the world
Our flexible working solutions are designed to help employees achieve a better work-life balance. At Continental, policies regarding mobile work, part time and flexible working hours, and vacations are implemented independently by each region to ensure that relevant requirements such as local labor regulations are fully taken into account. This makes us a global business where employees* (regardless of their location or level) offer such a wide range of work flexibility.
We are also committed to creating a workplace conducive to our employees' physical and mental health. The application of robots in production and the continuous development of tools and platforms make work more convenient, but it also means that we need to change our work habits and establish a new way of thinking. The digitization of the workplace creates challenges for people. Sometimes this can lead to mental stress and work overload. Therefore, we attach great importance to improving the resilience, health awareness, responsibility and autonomy of our employees. Continental offers numerous preventive care solutions and programs, ranging from ergonomics to strategies for dealing with the effects of digitalization, aimed at minimizing health risks. Statistics show that these methods are very effective, and companies have seen a steady decline in the frequency of sick leave and work-related injuries over the years. Germany's most prestigious award for occupational health management The sponsors of the Corporate Health Award have awarded Continental this honor several times, most recently in 2016.
* First implemented in 21 countries that employ more than 90% of the global workforce