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Servant oriented, innovative culture - Garmin takes care of its own!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Garmin full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

I've always felt that if you work hard and contribute, you'll be rewarded. We have an incredible total rewards package including several options for health, plus dental, vision, 401k and Pension Plans. Garmin also offers awesome opportunities for the associates and thier families such as our Winter Event, Children's Holiday Party, Summer Event, and Easter Egg Hunt, which I think is unique for a company of Garmin's size. I believe in our leadership's vision, our culture and our mission and feel that the values that Garmin espouses are values that our associates truly try to live by in the performance of thier jobs.

Cons

Lack of options for flexible schedules or working from home. I worry that this lack of flexiblity in some cases could be construed by some as a lack of work/life balance. Although I understand the philosophy behind this decision - face to face collaboration results in a more successful product/collaboration - I think that some additional flexiblity is warranted.

Advice to Management

Over my tenure at Garmin, I've seen some of the entrepreneurial spirit that Garmin started with fade. Although I believe that Garmin is still dedicated to innovation, I'd like to see it be more prevalent among our engineers, giving them the opportunity to explore innovative ideas at a higher level such as an "innovation day" or "hack day" as some other companies may call it.

Other Employee Reviews for Garmin

  1. Great Benefits, Great People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internet Applications Developer II in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Internet Applications Developer II in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work ethic - Great people - Great Benefits - Ability to have a visible impact on Garmin's business - Ability to have an impact on team processes and standards

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy - Overly complicated code - Lots of layers


  2. Helpful (1)

    Technically satisfying but disappointing in terms of professional leadership.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Garmin full-time (More than 8 years)

    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.


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