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Helpful (2)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week – interviewed at Garmin.
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.
- 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.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Garmin (Chandler, AZ) in December 2014.
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.
- They showed you some sample code and asked you to explain how it works. Answer Question
Helpful (2)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage 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
- What are the premium differences between java and c and why might you use c over an object oriented language Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Garmin in November 2014.
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.
- -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
They were very open to negotiations and I was able to get the offer raised by about 6%.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Garmin.
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.
- Please tell me your least favorite class. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Garmin (Olathe, KS).
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.
- Nothing they asked was overly technical or difficult. Answer Question
There was no negotiation. Garmin is very take it or leave it. They don't negotiate.
- No OfferDifficult Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Garmin (Olathe, KS).
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.
- have you used any Garmin products Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Garmin.
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.
Helpful (2)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Garmin in October 2014.
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++.
- What is function overloading and overwriting? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Garmin (Kansas City, MO) in October 2014.
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.
- How can a double pointer be useful? Answer Question
I probably was able to negotiate, but chose not to.
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