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Satisfying work with flexible hours and excellent management

Software Engineer II (Current Employee) Olathe, KS

ProsI 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.

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Not enough pay, no respect, no compassion.

    Order Dispatch/Shipping&Receiving (Current Employee) 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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    4 people found this helpful  

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

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) 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… Cons: High turnover, no ability to work from home. Aging technology base. Shrinking market segment. Stubborn management, inbred management team. High fraction of… Advice to Senior Management: Fire the CEO. He's in way over his head. There is nothing but smart phones… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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