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- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Garmin.
Talked at a career fair, set up interview next day. Lasted an hour with some general talk about resume then the rest was technical with questions about theory and a small programming test. This test asked about errors in code and ways to make the code more efficient. The interviewers were software engineers, so they knew what they were talking about and expected you to as well.
- general questions about pointers, multithreading Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Garmin.
Talked to recruiters at a career fair. Had two on Campus Interviews the next day: One Technical, One HR. Very relaxed. Got phone call with Offer a couple weeks later.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Garmin (Rolla, MO) in September 2015.
I talked to their recruiters at a Garmin even on my campus and the next day was offered an interview. The interview was technical in nature and lasted about an hour. I was asked about various basic electrical engineering concepts as well as asked to describe projects I had worked on myself.
- They asked a question that required knowledge of Op-Amps and their functionality in circuits. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Garmin (Chandler, AZ).
Pretty standard Software Engineer Intern interview experience. I had my technical interview well before my HR phone screen which I thought was very odd. During the technical interview the two guys conducting my interview left the room.. which I thought was also very odd. This defeats the purpose of seeing how I solve the problem and only looks at my solution.
- If you were to develop a very large project, where would you begin? Answer Question
- If a program is running slowly on a computer which has a large amount of memory and processing power, how would you speed it up? Logic cannot be simplified. 1 Answer
- In C, write a function that takes a 16 bit integer as input and outputs it's ascii value 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Garmin (Olathe, KS) in August 2015.
I applied on the Garmin website and got a call from HR a few days later and scheduled a telephonic interview with the Technical Recruiter. It lasted around 30 minutes and was about my experience, the profile I am looking for and my immigration status. The recruiter mentioned that I will get an onsite interview with the teams and hiring managers once she discusses it with the hiring managers. I got an call from the HR a week later to fix the onsite interview. It was at the Olathe headquarters and laster 3.5 hours. First half hour was with the Technical Recruiter explaining the benefits of Garmin and the dos and don'ts of interview. It was followed by 1 hour of basic technical interview questions by members of the team, 1 hour of hiring managers for one of the team and the next 1 hour by hiring managers of the next team. Everyone came across as nice people, except for the 1 hour in the middle, which was the IT team. I thought it went well, the interview was simple, basic technical and situational questions. I got a rejection email around a week later.
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Garmin.
Had phone interview with recruiter with typical HR questions about background, experience, etc. Was told that they would get back to me the following week to setup a call with the development team, and that the entire process would be about 3 weeks. Never heard back, and the recruiter never responded to a followup email asking about the status of things.
- Describe a challenging situation and how did you overcome it. Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Garmin.
Nice folks and facilities. Great technology working on reasonably cutting edge stuff. Very friendly, reasonably organized considering the time constraints of my availability. Even bought me lunch since they ran over. Several hours, with 7 different people over about 3 hours. Interview started promptly on time, very nice allowing for restrooms breaks and water for comfort. Mostly a comfortable conversation, no difficult questions.
- Typical questions regarding experience and notable highlights on my resume. Very odd to be given an oral programming exam consisting of freshman level questions, despite my 18 years experience and teaching college content for 5 years, but the interviewer was respectful. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
2 phone interviews and then one on-site interview. It took a week for the HR to get back. I accepted the offer right it's more than what i asked for.
- What is virtual function? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Garmin.
I applied for the job online then received a call a few days later. They scheduled and phone interview 2 days later. The phone interview lasted 15 minutes, talked about experiences and why I would be a good fit for the position. They said they would be in contact but no call back.
- Why are you a good fit for this position? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Garmin.
The first two interviews were a breeze with no hard questions at all. The first interview with human resources lasted about 10 minutes. All they wanted to know what if I had a background dealing with sponsorships. My second interview was with the hiring manager. Again he did not have any hard questions such as why I wanted to work with Garmin or why they should hire me. He just asked me about my current employer and my fishing background. I tried following up a week later by leaving him a voice mail, no response. Called and left a message with HR two weeks after that, no response. Waited two more weeks and followed up with an email to the hiring manager asking about my status with no response. I gave up trying after that and 2 months later I finally get a general email saying they moved on with other candidates. I just wish they had treated me a little differently considering I went through a second interview. They did not give me a time of day to respond to an email or simply return a phone call.
- Are you willing to relocate Answer Question
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