Forbes Honors Continental As One Of 'America's Best Employers'

Forbes Honors Continental As One Of ‘America’s Best Employers’

The annual survey is a national benchmark that rates employers who continuously raise the bar on employee initiatives. Flexibility initiatives at Continental help support employees’ growing work-life balance needs.


Continental was named one of America’s Best Employers of 2018 by Forbes magazine for the third time. Ranking among the top 15 in the automotive category, Continental continues to invest in its workforce by offering exciting opportunities for employees to advance their careers and create engaging opportunities across the organization.

“We are extremely honored to be named once again as one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes magazine,” said Samir Salman, CEO of Continental North America. “We are committed to attracting and retaining top talent that will shape the future of our organization. Flexible working arrangements, a casual work atmosphere and an improved work-life balance are a few factors top talent look for in an employer, and we’re dedicated to providing that.”

Focusing on flexibility, Continental has created a global program that helps current and future employees coordinate their work and personal lives. The Future Work Flexibility initiative offers telecommuting, part-time hours and extended sabbaticals to more than 18,000 U.S. employees. The company also increased its maternity leave program and added paid paternity leave.

“At Continental, we believe work-life integration is a main element in a healthy working environment,” said Rick Ledsinger, vice president of human relations, Continental North America. “Providing your team with the ability to take care of themselves and their families, as well as succeed in their careers is something we strive for. As our technologies and company evolve, so do our teams. We need to sustain an environment that inspires innovation, allows teams to collaborate globally and do their best work.”

Along with this recognition, Continental also was recently named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies for two consecutive years, “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association for Business Resources and “Best Places to Work in South Carolina” by SC Biz News. Continental said these recognitions are a testament to its continuous commitment to creating a progressive workplace environment for its employees worldwide.

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