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How to have a good work-life balance?

How to have a good work-life balance?

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I get satisfaction from making a meaningful contribution to my work at Continental Automotive Singapore and balancing family life. How that works? Singapore is a research and development hub for Continental, testing technologies such as radio, navigation, user interfaces, displays, entertainment and controls, with about 1,100 employees. In this innovative environment I am always trying to find opportunities for career…

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A Year in a Review: Most Visited Articles in 2016

A Year in a Review: Most Visited Articles in 2016

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This top 10 lists our most successful articles of 2016. Continental employees around the world have told many different stories. They let readers be part of personal experiences made at home and abroad, grant an insight into the daily business at Continental and give otherwise interesting information. Striking for me were the articles around the compatibility…

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The First Continental Diversity Summit

The First Continental Diversity Summit

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The essential base of Continental’s innovative strength is the diversity of our employees. A variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences is what make approaching topics from different angles possible. This proves that diversity is the key to creativity and innovation. Within the last few years, Berlin became a hotspot for the start-up scene. Between November…

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What Does It Feel Like for an Automobile Fan to Work in the Automotive Industry?

What Does It Feel Like for an Automobile Fan to Work in the Automotive Industry?

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Erita Gong, Project Manager:”For me, it takes an obsession for automobiles, an interest in model cars and the persistence to follow things through.”   Sometimes a dream comes true. What happens when your hobby also becomes your profession? I have been an automobile fan since I was a little girl. I even had a model…

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Getting to Know Work and Culture in India

Getting to Know Work and Culture in India

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I am sitting on the ground of the Delhi Airport, plugged to the only available power outlet in the whole Departure Area. And it’s time to look back at another eventful, exotic trip – a trip to incredible India. Let’s begin Arriving in India is always overwhelming. Flights from Europe arrive around midnight. And I mean ALL flights from Europe….

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Is it possible to be the mother of triplets AND a manager?

Is it possible to be the mother of triplets AND a manager?

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Is it possible to be the mother of triplets AND a manager? I at least plan to give it my best shot. At work I am known for my resistance to stress and my talent for multi-tasking and improvisation. As Head of Central Controlling in the Powertrain Division’s Fuel & Exhaust Management Business Unit, after my return to work in…

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Women in top management – How to become a Plant Operations Manager?

Women in top management – How to become a Plant Operations Manager?

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Since I was a kid I liked to be successful in what I am doing; even in school I liked the competition and especially to be the first. To me, the desire to always better yourself is probably one of the keys to success. I later studied chemical engineering, and started my first job in…

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24 Years @ Continental Part 3 – The move to Elkhart, Indiana, USA

24 Years @ Continental Part 3 – The move to Elkhart, Indiana, USA

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If you remember, I ended part two of my story with the acquisition of a company in Elkhart, Indiana. Our team was still located in Newport News, Virginia. Now we had a decision to make regarding consolidating the two teams. It was quickly clear, that it made most sense to bring the two teams together…

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