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Imagine a world with zero automotive accidents. At Continental, we’re turning this vision into reality and changing the future to make it more safe, smart and sustainable. Through constant innovation and pioneering technological solutions our brightest minds are rewriting mobility and what it means to be a global manufacturer in this space.

Employing top talent across 60 countries, we work together as a global team – because no one shapes the future alone. If you’re ready to step up to the challenge, we’ll promise to take you beyond where you thought was possible. Are you in?
Highlights from Continental
  • Continental Jennifer Wahnschaff

    Meet a Fairygodboss at Continental

    • Name

      Jennifer Wahnschaff

    • Position

      Head of Business Unit ITS

      San Jose, California

    Your new household electronic device comes with a user guide.

    Why doesn’t your new boss?

    Jennifer jokes that even though engineers don’t read manuals, she still created her own – a Leader’s User Guide that’s a first-person summary of her leadership style, natural tendencies, communication preferences and self-acknowledged blind spots.

    The 12-page “manual” was the first of its kind at Continental and has become a helpful way for Jennifer’s direct reports and colleagues, most of whom are engineers, to quickly learn key things about her (like her aversion to long emails and propensity to get hangry).

    The guide has also proven valuable in the early months since Jennifer assumed responsibility for Continental’s new Intelligent Transportation Systems Business Unit, because she plays connector and translator, of sorts, between Continental’s traditional automotive business and it’s new more service-oriented technologies being developed by the ITS team – two very different approaches to the market and customers. 

    As a senior leader, Jennifer is often sought to be a mentor through Continental’s Women@Work Mentorship Program.

    She’s discovered two mentoring trends:

    • Women, in general, struggle to ask for a mentor; and
    • Male mentees often seek her out, because they want to better understand what it’s like to report to and manage women. 
    “I reassure male colleagues that women are not fundamentally different,” Jennifer says. “Men may get angry when they’re pushed to their limits, for example, whereas women might cry. But both reactions are emotions and a good leader should deal with emotions similarly.”

    It boils down to men and women wanting to be treated equally, Jennifer says

    “And we have the resources to enable that at Continental.”

  • Continental Vincey Chui

    Meet a Fairygodboss at Continental

    • Name

      Vincey Chui

    • Position

      ADAS Algorithm Engineer

      Detroit, MI

    A ruler, a metal spring and a bucket.

    Vincey didn’t expect a rather innocuous high school project to spark her love for engineering and technology, but...

    “The task was to pull the spring back and launch it five meters into a bucket,” she explains. “So, using the ruler and our calculations we had to know how far back to pull our spring to land it in the bucket. When we finally did it, it was so cool to see. It was almost like we could control the matter around us or control the future.

    “I thought that was really cool.”

    Fast forward.

    Today, Vincey helps drivers be more in control of the “matter” around them – and predict the future, in a way – through her work on Continental’s blind spot detection technology. An engineering team leader, she oversees the testing and refinement of cutting-edge features like trailer merge assist that makes drivers safer. She’s also one of just a few women in her business unit.

    “I feel like one of the guys, but I don’t have to be macho or make inappropriate comments to fit in,” she says. “I haven’t felt singled out. All of my colleagues have always been respectful. We joke around and we’re collaborative.”

    Although Vincey feels comfortable working as a woman at Continental, she knows the support is there if she needs it through the company’s Women’s Forum and other resources, like career workshops and luncheons geared toward women.

    “I don’t even feel like I have to say, ‘As a woman at Continental,’” she says. “I just feel like part of the team.”

What Women Should Know about Working At Continental
Age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion and worldview, sexual orientation, disabilities – our
differences make us human. And they enrich us with many different skills, experiences,
strengths and talents. At Continental, this is what powers our engine for growth and gives us the
drive we need to develop pioneering ideas, innovative products, and new business models. 
In a historically male-dominated industry, Continental is striving to develop and maintain a
workplace culture that is both attractive and supportive for women. We are proud to be
recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Workplaces for Women because of initiatives
such as:
  • Flexible work options, including: telecommute options, sabbaticals and part-time work
  • Women@Work mentorship program
  • Support for working mothers
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Paid time off for volunteering
  • Improving STEM education among girls through involvement with local schools
  • Wellness programs including onsite mammograms

Programs, initiatives, groups

    • Unconscious bias training
    • Yes
    • Internal mentorship / sponsorship programs
    • Yes
    • Internal employee networking
    • Yes
    • Succession planning initiatives
    • Yes
    • Diversity initiatives / processes for recruiting
    • Yes
    • Diversity initiatives / processes for performance evaluation
    • Yes
    • Sabbatical leave benefits
    • Yes

Flexible working

    • Flexible working policies
    • Flexible working conditions at Continental mean the ability to work remotely, to take advantage of part-time and flexi-time hours, or to take personal leave in the form of a sabbatical. This creates an environment for our employees in which they can balance their jobs with other aspects of their lives as needed, taking an active role in shaping the world in which they work.
    • Part-time working
    • Yes

Parental Leave

    • Paid maternity leave
    • Yes, 12 weeks
    • Paid paternity leave
    • Yes, 2 weeks

Maternity-Related Benefits

    • Lactation facilities
    • Yes

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