Garmin Interview Questions & Reviews in Olathe, KS

Updated Aug 11, 2014
Updated Aug 11, 2014
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    Product Support Specialist Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Garmin in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I didn't hear from Garmin about their interest in me until about a month and a half after I applied. After that I had a phone interview which was 30 min and very relaxed, the interviewer asked about my resume and a time I had to walk a customer through a trouble shooting experience. That was Thursday, I didn't get a call to set up an in person interview until the next Monday. The on-site interview hour and a half long with three different people, two managers and an HR rep, after that they had me tour the facilities and then sit in on a few calls with one of their employees.

    Interview Questions
    • How are you technically minded?
      Where do see yourself in 5 years?
      Talk about an experience where you walked the customer through a technical experience.
      What do you do when the customer holds a very hostile attitude towards you?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Content Specialist Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at Garmin in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by HR about three weeks after I applied for the job. We set up the HR interview for the following week. The time came and past. Three hours after it was supposed to happen, I emailed HR to ask if I misunderstood the time of the meeting. They told me the interview did not populate on their calendar and asked to set up another conversation. After, what I thought, a successful basic HR phone interview, I was told I would receive an email the following week informing me wether I made it to the next phase or not. It has been 6 weeks, three email followups and two voicemail inquiries--nothing.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was just a guided tour of what was on my resume. Nothing outrageous or alarming.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Customer Care Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Garmin in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and within a few days I heard back from the hiring manager. We setup an interview. I went to the North KC call center for the interview. It was held in a conference room. I was greeted by the HR recruiter as well as a technical support supervisor. The questions were pretty straight forward. Spoke about previous jobs and what I did there. They asked a few questions about times I have troubleshooted someone's problems. At the end of the interview I was not hired for the original position I was applying for but for a Customer Service position which I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • N/A - the questions were pretty straight forward. They will ask about times you have troubleshooted, be very detailed. They will ask about your customer service experience as well as technical support experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't one.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Garmin in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial hiring process is started by filling an application through their online system. Even at job fairs at college and such, that's how it works. If your resume attracts attention, and they don't lose you in their paperwork (as happened to me the first time) then you get a phone interview. Having a friend on the inside to speak on your behalf can cut the change of being overlooked, since their HR hiring people are scatterbrained. If you pass the phone interview, then you are invited to Garmin for a tour, and a series of interviews with the departments looking for new hires. They ask you to bring code you have written for them to review, but only 2 out of the 10 or so people I interviewed with actually looked at it. If the general consensus among those you interview with is good, then you are offered a job. You get to choose preferences for department, and as far as I can tell, you get the most preferred department that also wanted you.

    Interview Questions
    • The in-person interviews at Garmin that follow the phone interview are done by engineers, and the interviews are very technical. Keep in mind that most of Garmin deals mostly in C, and plan for a technical interview accordingly. The hardest questions was probably about the minimum number of bits required to encode information about a street in a GPS system (including speed limit as a multiple of 5, up to a certain limit, and several other bits of info they give you).   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They did not seem open to negotiation, but mine was an interview for an entry-level position, so that may have affected it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Production Coordinator Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Garmin in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Good hiring process, included peer interviews and hiring manager interviews

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you think you'll be professionally in 5 years?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Product Support Specialist Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Garmin in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    The HR were lenient and so willing to listen and offer the job to the right candidate

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Product Support Specialist Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Garmin in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview and then a in person interview at the call center.

    Interview Questions
    • All behavioral and experience based questions. Not very difficult. Describe what you consider to be a outstanding customer service experience?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Garmin in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Talked to a recruiter at the University career fair. Then had a phone interview mainly focused on my resume and past projects. From there I was brought onsite for two technical interviews with their engineers.

    Interview Questions
    • Calculate a moving average that considers the last N values. Then discuss handle incoming data. Consider time and memory complexity.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Support Specialist Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Garmin in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    I met a recuiter at a job fair, I gave her a copy of my resume and spent a few minutes speaking with her. She then called me in for an interview within the next two days. The interview was easy, just general questions. There was and HR rep (her) and a manager there. After the interview I got a call and offer the next day.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were all easy, mostly things about past experiences when I used trouble shooting skills and how I helped customers.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate. I took the offer as is.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Garmin in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    30 min HR interview followed up with a 30 min test

    Interview Questions
    • They have you look at code and tell them what it does and what you could do to make the code more efficient.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I love the company very much but Kansas isn't my type of place.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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