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Hard to get a job there. Great company to work for.

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

I worked at Garmin full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Very vibrant and goal driven organization.
Incredible summer picnics, winter dinners, and lots of social events.
The type of work changed all the time and was very rewarding.
Parking garage (car doesn't get sun fade or snow).
Lots of "new hire" kids out of college kept the culture young and fun.

Cons

Frankly, it's hard to stand out with so many extremely smart people. I know that sounds self-serving but I consider myself a pretty ambitious and dedicated worker, and I would rate myself an average performer on my team at Garmin. This combined with low turnover also hinders advancement.
The pay was under industry but the health and other benefits made up for it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your job is to find new ways to leverage the incredible work force you've built--keep doing it.

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    Great place to work

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Garmin has a great culture for engineers. Fun products to work on, relaxed environment with better then average pay and outstanding benefits. The cafeteria is good, there is a fitness room with ping pong tables, and the management has taken an interest in keeping people happy and pleased with their jobs.

    Cons

    The last few years (and probably the next few) show declining revenues because of PND sales. This has been tough. But other markets are starting to pick up, and Garmin is still very profitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating. People need to know where we're headed from here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great if you have a family-not so much if you want to move up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Garmin

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Laid back dress code
    Cafeteria on site

    Cons

    Low pay
    Minimal advancement available
    Like to switch job titles on you so you aren't able to get a better raise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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