Garmin Embedded Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Feb 17, 2015
Updated Feb 17, 2015
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    Embedded Test Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Garmin in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR rep.

    There were a number of by the book generic interview questions; like, 'tell me how solved a difficult problem'. And why I was interested in working for the company.

    There was some discussion about my background and resume, but it didn't seem like the interviewer had the background for a technical discussion.

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    • There were a number of by the book generic interview questions; like, 'tell me how solved a difficult problem'. And why I was interested in working for the company.   Answer Question
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    Embedded Linux Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Garmin.

    Interview Details

    past the HR screening very easily,then scheduled phone interview next week, started at 8 am, which is very early,i wasn't fully awake at that moment,and i didn't perform very well,so i didn't get the job . but i think overal the interview wasn't very hard,a software engineer probably can get all the answers right

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    • my position was mainly focused on navigation systems, so i did pretty good on them but they also want you to have a very high software skills, at that time i wasn't good enough.   Answer Question
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    Embedded Test Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS
    Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Garmin in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied for this position in January 2011 through the Garmin website, and initially did not receive a reply. I was however contacted by a Garmin HR recruiter who had noticed my profile on LinkedIn. After a phone interview with HR, I was invited for an on-site interview in February. I was met in the lobby at 8:00 a.m. and escorted a small conference room near the main entrance. From 8 am to noon, I was interviewed hourly by a representative, or pair of representatives, of various teams within the company. I was given two C/C++ tests, which were probably pretty simple for someone who codes daily. However, since coding has not been in my test engineering career path, and my CS degree is rusty, I did not do very well on these. I found it curious that so much emphasis was placed on C/C++ coding for a testing position, but apparently that is the Garmin development model. I was also asked general lifecycle, testing/QA, FAA regulatory and avionics questions, which I thought I answered well. The Garmin recruiter then took me to lunch in the cafeteria, where I had an opportunity to ask questions and recap my qualifications. I left with hopes of receiving an offer, but 2 days later I received a form rejection notice by email. Attempts to follow up with HR and with persons who interviewed me were unsuccessful. To their credit, everyone was professional and pleasant -- but don't expect any debriefing if you don't get an offer.

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    • Describe a time when you had a technical disagreement you felt strongly about, with another person on your team, and how you handled this.   View Answers (2)
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    Embedded Test Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Olathe, KS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Olathe, KS
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Garmin in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Met a recruiter at a career fair. This was followed by a behavioral phone interview. I was then flown out to their campus where I had two hiring managers scheduled to interview me, was given a tour of the site, had a face to face interview with the HR rep who I'd phone interviewed with earlier, and was scheduled last minute for a final interview with a manager who the other managers thought would be a better fit for me.

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    • I was given two sets of C code, which as far as I could tell printed "Garfield" to sysout. Except one of them printed too much of the string, and would have printed the terminating character at the end of the code. I was asked which one would compile, but both would, so I just walked through each function and explained the outcome to the manager.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Embedded Test Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kansas, AL
    Anonymous Employee in Kansas, AL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Garmin in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Consisted of initial Phone HR interview followed by on site interview. Three teams interviewed me in the field of OOPS, C++, Embedded C , memory management and DAta STructures and algorithms.

    THe interview lasted for 5 hours totally. The interviewers were very friendly and helpful. There was an initial HR interview on site as well. It consisted of usual questions like where do u see urself in 5 years, what is ur expected salary etc.

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    Embedded Marine Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Linkou, T'ai-wan (Taiwan)
    Anonymous Employee in Linkou, T'ai-wan (Taiwan)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Garmin in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    English Test for 1 hr, which is the same as TOEIC test including reading /listening.
    Be careful of the listening test that employee will need to memorize some keywords to answer the question.
    Then a C/C++ test for 50 mins, including linked list / multiple inheritance / recursive / prime number finding.
    After above, the HR will introduce the company then the team manager will have a interview with the employee.

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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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