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Satisfying work with flexible hours and excellent management

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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 3 years

Pros

I am given responsibility to complete projects in the way I see fit.
Hours are flexible, within reasonable limits around core business hours.
Can work from home in case of mild sickness or inclement weather instead of using vacation time.
Managers are engineers promoted from within, so they understand the projects we work on and are very reasonable with deadlines and expectations.
Development tools and hardware are kept up to date.
Benefits are excellent for families.

Cons

Benefits are not as good for single employees.
Compensation lags behind other software positions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on retaining good employees with higher compensation. Constantly training new engineers is not cheaper than keeping that hard-won experience with our technologies.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not enough pay, no respect, no compassion.

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    Current Employee - Order Dispatch/Shipping&Receiving  in  Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Order Dispatch/Shipping&Receiving in Olathe, KS

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

    Pros

    Medical Benefits
    Basketball goal/ping pong tables
    There's a Starbucks in the office.

    Cons

    Management has no idea what is going on. The job gets progressively worse the longer I stay here. There's a myth of internal advancement opportunities and growth within the company, but in reality everyone either makes lateral moves or leaves the company. The management is under-qualified, while there is a bottle neck of worthy employees who know whats going on working underneath them and filling the gaps until one by one they leave for greener pastures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    They've fallen and don't know how to get up

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Olathe, KS

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

    Pros

    Relatively interesting technology, good for your resume, relatively easy low cost of living in the area. Nice medical plan. Excellent facility, free parking.

    Cons

    High turnover, no ability to work from home. Aging technology base. Shrinking market segment. Stubborn management, inbred management team. High fraction of H1B. Funny to be in a meeting where your watching four or five engineers trying to argue in a language most can't speak fluently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the CEO. He's in way over his head. There is nothing but smart phones in the small consumer device segment, and they've exited the phone business. Find other product lines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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