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Great place for an internship!

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Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Garmin full-time for less than a year

Pros

-Great software engineering internship program.
-Nice company with very engaged employees.
-Lots of interesting projects.

Cons

-Employee retention seems low.
-Company culture in remote offices seems less important.
-As an embedded systems provider, the technologies used can be quite ancient.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make the workplace more fun at remote locations, and try to use newer technologies in development.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Amazing company to work for

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at Garmin full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice people, Friendly, Benefits, different departments to work for

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons for this awesome company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Garmin is a good place to work, despite uneven leadership among management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at Garmin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The best thing about Garmin is the generally friendly attitude among the employees. Managers and employees are eager to share knowledge across teams. It's not uncommon to have face-to-face discussions with the other people working on a project. There's a definite focus on problem-solving and creating better products. Company provided benefits are acceptable, and other amenities such as on-site gym are a plus.

    Cons

    The leadership among management seems hit or miss. Some are very interested in the well-being of their team, good at communication, or have a vision for products, while others are lacking. This has created confusion or frustration among employees about projects ("What are we doing? Why are we doing this?"). Sometimes management seems isolated, or lacks "big picture" thinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up to employees in general: become more inclusive, communicate strategies and goals, and ask for constructive feedback more often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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