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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Garmin full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Pros

    Decent pay, excellent benefits, stable company, good 401k and PTO

    Cons

    Pay is less than competitors, no stock options, not a lot of upward mobility

Garmin Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Garmin.

    Interview

    Started with 2 hr interviews. Mentioned a game that I wrote in my spare time, they loved it. They had me come to KC KS for an interview. The coding question was elementary. Theoretical questions touched subject matter no higher than Data Structure questions, such as stack vs. queue, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between a stack and a queue?   1 Answer
    • What is a situation that might result in a stack overflow?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Their initial offer was much more than I anticipated, I accepted it with no further regard.

Garmin Awards & Accolades

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100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009
America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009

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Website www.garmin.com
Headquarters Olathe, KS
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1989
Type Company - Public (GRMN)
Industry Telecommunications
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Navico, MiTAC, TomTom

Garmin hopes to make stopping to ask for directions a thing of the past. The company manufactures navigation products that use Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to wirelessly deliver geographic location data through satellite communications. Its portable products incorporate electronic maps and navigational charts. Garmin also makes communications devices that combine cellular and GPS technology. Boat maker Ranger and Piper Aircraft incorporate Garmin equipment into their products. The company sells its consumer products through retailers including Bass Pro Shops... More

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