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

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

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.

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steady work, fun products, awesome benefits.

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

    I have been working at Garmin full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue efforts to hold on to top talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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