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Ready for next level or?

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  • 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 10 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Really good health benefits for pre 2013 hires. Conservative culture. Loyal to employees and will go long way to assist employees that need help. Looking for ways to improve morale. Offers good educational benefits.

Cons

The job opportunities once inside are limited because the size of the company. Engineering driven company has innovation in roots but that restricts inputs from other disciplines.

Advice to Management

Embrace risk at all levels of the organization. The associates are going to get the company to the next level if you work with them.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Technically satisfying but disappointing in terms of professional leadership.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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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 (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Neat products to work on.
    Not a lot of pressure.

    Cons

    Leadership training is practically non-existent for new managers, resulting in morale drop among employees.
    Revers age discrimination in promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employee leadership training prior to promotion.
    Install professional development programs for engineers.

  2. Helpful (5)

    Dissatisfied

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

    I worked at Garmin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good benefits (although this is changing in negative direction)

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - High expectations
    - Master/slave workplace
    - Dishonest management
    - Almost forced overtime
    - Boring office location
    - Uninteresting people
    - Depressing offices
    - Red tape
    - No growth opportunities

    It started like a dream job and management were saying the company appreciates the hard work. With time you realize all that is lies and empty promises. People are forced to work much overtime, being payed below the market average. At the end all are herded to a room where management says thank you and gives a con of free ice-cream. No matter how hard you work, there is one thing where you didn't give 110% and your boss will be covering entire time of your evaluating to justify the little raise you are about to receive. Very cheap company.

    I wouldn't leave a feedback but after switching the job, I am getting good bonuses, work twice less, getting paid twice more, living in much funner place and working with interesting people. I just feel I have to let others know about working at Garmin.

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