Continental sees itself as an innovation-oriented technology corporation and is among the leading suppliers to the automotive industry worldwide. The corporation employs some 167,000 employees at nearly 200 locations in 46 countries, and generated sales of over €30 billion in 2011.
In recent years, the corporation has undergone dynamic change, growing on a global scale, not least as a result of various acquisitions, and thus taking on an ever greater position in global competition. A fundamental experience that the corporation has gained throughout this process of change is what a decisive role corporate culture plays. Issues such as "sustainability", "forward-looking innovations" and "profitable growth" have consequently been pushed closer to the fore.
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, physical or mental impairment, or any other characteristics protected by state or federal law. 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.
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.