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Long Time Garmin-ite

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Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Olathe, KS
Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Olathe, KS

I have been working at Garmin full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Very stable company. Small company feel with large corporation stability

Cons

Difficult to increase your salary once you are hired on. Plenty of career advancement opportunity, not much salary advancement.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. Cool and friendly environment

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    Current Employee - Developer in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Developer in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at Garmin

    Pros

    Good Technology
    Great people
    Good brand name

    Cons

    Less pay
    Boring City (Olathe)
    Poor communication

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
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