Garmin Interview Questions

Updated Jul 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Two short interviews in person. One was a technical interview based mainly on resume projects and how you approached them, details on how you implemented something, what you would have done differently, etc. The second interview was with HR and was behavioral, with questions about what you enjoy doing, what kind of person you are, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation where you had to follow strict regulations and how you adapted your work style to meet these regulations.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I didn't like the location of the internship.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Garmin (Chandler, AZ) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Screening interview from the recruiter followed by an in-person panel interview, facility tour, and quick 1-on-1 with HR. In this case, they were interviewing several candidates during the day so we bumped into each other at the transition points.

    Interview Questions

    • They showed you some sample code and asked you to explain how it works.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Very smooth process, good HR and kind, knowledgeable senior members that interview. Interview was fairly long but very enjoyable, talked with 2 different people about past experience + what to get out of garmin. A lot of conceptual coding questions, a bit of algorithmic coding questions. Overall very smooth, good experience, great company, great office, great work environment

    Interview Questions

    • What are the premium differences between java and c and why might you use c over an object oriented language   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Garmin in November 2014.

    Interview

    Met with HR Recruiter during a campus visit. E-mailed me within a week to schedule a phone interview which took place the next week. Phone interview lasted about 45 minutes and was mostly behavioral (Describe projects you've worked on, most favorite and least favorite classes, etc.) along with one technical question. Received an e-mail exactly one week later inviting me for an on-site interview. On-site interview consisted of a initial meeting with HR, two technical interviews, lunch tour, and then one more technical interview. The technical interviews were with three different groups, two from aviation and one from outdoor. I brought one of my school projects along with me and was very enthusiastic about showing it to them, and in the aviation interviews we even spent more than half the time talking about it. Other questions given to me were basic Operating Systems and C coding questions. Received a call two weeks later (there was a holiday weekend in there somewhere) with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • -Count the number of set bits in an integer -Find all odd values in the array and make them even (array and array length are arguments) --(Follow up) How would you do the previous question without a for loop? -Describe the purpose of a Semaphore -Describe how multi-threading works   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They were very open to negotiations and I was able to get the offer raised by about 6%.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Garmin.

    Interview

    I gave them my resume at school career fair. They contacted me after a few weeks to fill out the online application and schedule for a phone interview. The interview took half an hour. They just basically went through my resume and asked some questions related to my school work.

    Interview Questions

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    Replenishment Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Olathe, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Garmin (Olathe, KS).

    Interview

    Let me first say that getting hired on at Garmin happens by complete luck. Their application/interview process is horrible, rude and unprofessional. I originally applied for other positions within the company but was rejected in all cases. Eventually i applied as a replenishment associate because I had 10+ years experience in all fields they were interested in. The interview process consisted of a phone interview where behavioral questions are the norm. If you pass this screening you get an onsite interview that typically involves meeting with the HR recruiter. If the recruiter likes you then you'll meet with the hiring manager. If you don't meet or exceed all of their expected AND desired qualifications don't even bother applying. You'll get an informal generic rejection letter via email a few days after applying. Even if they fly you out for an interview....if they go in a different direction you'll get the same bland generic auto generated rejection email from their HR department. No explanation, no nothing. In my opinion this is horribly unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. Garmin is very take it or leave it. They don't negotiate.

  8.  

    Mechanical Engineer Entry Level Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Garmin (Olathe, KS).

    Interview

    application->phone Interview-> on-site interview+tour Here are some questions asked during on-site interview -Introduce yourself -Have you used any Garmin products -What do you like about Garmin -What motivates you at work -Strength and weakness -Teamwork experience All three interviewers were taking notes either on papers or laptops.

    Interview Questions

  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Garmin.

    Interview

    Applied through a career fair. I was contacted by a recruiter and completed two initial interviews that were mostly behavioral. (Times you worked on a team? A situation where you didn't know how to solve a problem... how did you solve it? etc) Then I completed a technical interview. The technical interview involved them asking about my experiences, general questions about programming, then going to the board for a few problems.

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  10. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Garmin in October 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online. I heard back within the week and scheduled a 45 minute phone interview. I did not realize how technical phone interview was, and was not prepared for the questions, so they did not continue the process. The interview began with very basic questions, but moved into more complex questions about object oriented programming and C++. If I were to do it over, I would have reviewed different terms related to C++.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Garmin (Kansas City, MO) in October 2014.

    Interview

    The hiring process was very simple. I met up with a representative at a career fair at my school and then applied online. About a week later, I got an email to set up a phone interview. After that phone interview, I got another email to set up an onsite interview. Unfortunately, I was unable to go to the onsite interview, so it was done over Skype with a panel of people from Garmin. They asked a few behavioral questions and a few technical questions. All said, it was fairly easy and actually quite enjoyable.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I probably was able to negotiate, but chose not to.

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