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Helpful (1)

It's a job...

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Current Employee - Computer Repair Technician in Olathe, KS
Current Employee - Computer Repair Technician in Olathe, KS

I have been working at Garmin

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Health Benefits
401K and stock options
Flexible Hours
Flexible time off
3 weeks PTO

Cons

*Incapable of and unwilling to change process
*Poor management/employee relations
*Forced over time
*Unpaid on call time
*Low pay compared to other IT jobs
*Substandard equipment
*No accountability
*Poor performance accepted norm for employees, management, and equipment
*Management too concerned about "looking good" to upper levels and will dismiss problems or process improvements that would make them look otherwise.
*Cafeteria food is WAY over priced ($12 for lunch on average)
*Very little room for advancement and very small pay raises
*Extreme corporate mentality and budget constraints

Advice to Management

listen to your employee's suggestions and take action. Don't be afraid to push for changes when your employee's ask for it.

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  1. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Support Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Software Support Specialist in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Garmin

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Listen to your employee concerns

  2. Good place to work; best in KS

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Team Leader in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Team Leader in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at Garmin

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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

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