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Garmin is a good place to work, despite uneven leadership among management.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS

I have been working at Garmin full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Great place for an internship!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Amazing company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons for this awesome company.


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