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Internship was one of the best!

Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Salem, OR
Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Salem, OR

I worked at Garmin full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

I had a blast. The people were friendly. Work was interesting. I got to go up in airplanes.

Cons

FAA requirements were very strict.

Advice to Management

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Low pay and poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at Garmin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, some good people

    Cons

    The entire company is reactive not proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Let the business people run the company not the engineers


  2. Helpful (1)

    Steady work, fun products, awesome benefits.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at Garmin full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Many engineering departments get to work on very cool consumer products.
    - The company is very diversified, allowing it to withstand the instability caused by rapidly changing technology.
    - Ample opportunities to switch departments.
    - 100% medical coverage at nearly no cost ( $10 copay)
    - Johnson County is an absolute 5-star place to raise a family. Schools are fantastic.
    - Decent PTO including standard holidays.
    - Work/Life balance is fantastic in most departments.

    Cons

    - Engineers tend to be promoted to management with little or no management training. Many end up trying it out, don't like it, and return to engineering.
    - Can be slow to adopt new tools and refactor existing code base, which often gets re-used without much improvement.
    - Engineering advancement track is in its infancy and thus has yet to be proven effective.

    Advice to Management

    Continue efforts to hold on to top talent.


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