Garmin
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www.garmin.com Olathe, KS 5000+ Employees

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Excellent benefits, but Garmin lacks vision when trying to understand what end users want.

Product Support Supervisor (Former Employee)
Olathe, KS

Pros• Employee benefits
• Fiscally responsible
• Friendly people
• Extremely easy work environment (no pressure)

Cons• Little to no leadership in Product Support
• HR runs too many departments in the company
• Limited to no Career Path (or employee development)
• IT Dept - Tickets are left open for 6 months or longer
• Poor customer service for Canadian & Australian customers
• Engineering refuses to listen to the end users or look at market trends – lacking innovation
• Unprofessional employees are promoted into the management positions
• Employees are hired without the proper phone or computer skills
• Focuses on symptoms instead of the cause

Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to Garmin is to find middle managers who are willing to lead both in practice and by example. Leadership requires active participation - too many members of middle management are there just for the pay check. I'd also advise Garmin to include the end user in the definition of your customers instead of just the big box dealers such as Best Buy, Walmart, West Marine. etc. Adding it to a Mission Statement is one thing but actually caring about the end user is another.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    An average place to work, fair benefits, low wages, good for beginners

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Salem, OR

    I have been working at Garmin


    Pros: A great place to work fresh out of school. Easy and laid back for the most part. Company expectation is… Cons: Pay is very low and based on Kansas salaries. Company thinks your biggest benefit is the right to work for them. No promotion or advancement opportunities. NO opportunity… Advice to Senior Management: Don't be afraid to hire in external people, particularly into management. … More
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    Good people. job can be boring sometimes

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Olathe, KS

    I have been working at Garmin


    Pros: good people to work with. Cons: jobs can be boring. pay is not the best Advice to Senior Management: raise the salary Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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