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Garmin Reviews in Chandler, AZ

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
269 Reviews
3.7
269 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance for where I am in life right now is amazing (in 21 reviews)

  • Great benefits and they take care of their employees (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • The biggest con is that there is very little structure for career path development (in 11 reviews)

  • Little to no guidance from management or HR for career growth (in 6 reviews)

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    Software Engineer Intern

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Garmin as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    As an intern I worked on software real projects. Some of the work involved debugging or verifying production quality software but the majority of my time was spent on developing an internal tool. I was given the project at the start of my internship and told to run with it. I designed, implemented, debugged, and updated my tool as the internship progressed. It was great to be working on my own project and implementing useful code instead of simply debugging someone else’s code or getting someone coffee.

    Cons

    No real cons come to mind, but there is a 20 word minimum so… bla bla bla bla bla

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Engineer Haven

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Garmin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging work with lots of opportunities to shape the products we work on through personal freedom and innovation. Everything we do has a purpose and the end goal in mind. Time is taken if needed to do things right, but isn't wasted on efforts that don't yield any value.

    Cons

    None. There are things that could be improved with any situation, but realistically there is very little to complain about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    They provide great benefits, like healthcare, dental, etc. Stable company with expanding markets.

    Cons

    The work atmosphere at my office was very boring. They don't have many events or other opportunities to branch out and meet new people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Has a chance to be great, but leaves something to be desired

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Garmin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits - health, vision, dental, relaxed environment, access to management, covered parking, good location, Flexible schedule when needed, free coffee

    Cons

    sometimes disorganized, not a lot of variety in terms of types of work so each engineer ends up working on the same things for a long time. Leaves something to be desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in the development environment. The use of all kinds of free open-source tools can be frustrating and each engineer managing their own copy of the repository takes quite a bit of time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Garmin

    Pros

    Good business education - interesting to get a view of how products are put together and marketing. Benefits are great, pay is not bad.

    Cons

    Out of touch execs, products built by engineers for engineers.Out of touch execs, products built by engineers for engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate instead of duplicating. Enterprise business is strong , but the company is clueless about consumers. Out of touch execs, products built by engineers for engineers

    No opinion of CEO

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