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Great place to work, as long as it's not the call center taking calls.

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Former Employee - Software Support Specialist  in  Kansas City, MO
Former Employee - Software Support Specialist in Kansas City, MO

I worked at Garmin

Pros

Great benefits for employees and family. Cool community events for employees and family. Working with cutting edge technology. If you are an
Compensation
Innovation

Cons

Lost in the shuffle if you work in the call center. Your advice seems to go on deaf ears. When applying for internal position, you are denied with no help as to why and how to make yourself a better fit for the position. Human resource rules the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employee concerns

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Worst job I've ever had.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering  in  Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Olathe, KS

    I worked at Garmin

    Pros

    Decent health care package, but you'll need it to to deal with the stress of working at Garmin.
    Some fairly competent co-workers, but their best efforts are squandered by management.

    Cons

    Upper management lacks strategic vision. Case in point is the Garmin smartphone debacle. Management can't decide what product strategy to pursue, so they demand that engineering work on all possible combinations, and then they complain when it doesn't come together on time.
    Middle management is populated by people who have no clue how to manage people, much less show any leadership traits. Work at Garmin degenerates into a rat race of competing with your fellow co-worker for projects, appreciation, promotions, and ultimately your salary. Favoritism is rampant, and promotions and project assignments are mostly based on the buddy system.
    Young recruits straight from college are favored over experienced professionals, as they don't seem to realize how horrible things have become at Garmin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hang on to all the cash in the bank, and keep on slapping yourselves on the back for earning it all in the last decade. In the future, I doubt your company will earn you more than the interest on the cash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work; best in KS

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Team Leader  in  Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Team Leader in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at Garmin

    Pros

    Open to change
    Friendly people
    Intereseting products

    Cons

    Living in Kansas
    Not a very open/colorful building
    Some people are highly resistant to change

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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