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Garmin Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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3.5 235 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

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Clifton Pemble

(77 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance for where I am in life right now is amazing(in 17 reviews)

  • Great benefits and they take care of their employees(in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • The big con here is that there is very little structure for career path development(in 10 reviews)

  • It's hard to move up in the ranks while working in Salem(in 5 reviews)

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    Casual work enviroment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGarmin has great benefits for it's employees

    ConsExecutive Leadership is very intelligent (technically) but they do not now how to run a corporation of this size.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a better understanding of best business practices for large corporations.

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    Good jobs

    Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) Olathe, KS

    Pros1. Flexbile working environment
    2. Provide the opportunity to learn the latest technology
    3. Experience the latest Garmin product

    Cons1. Pay is lower
    2. Work efficiency is not good enough to catch consumer product

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

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    Awesome internship!

    Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee) Olathe, KS

    ProsI was able to work on really interesting problems. Everyone was very nice and intelligent. My supervisor really cared about my personal career advancement.

    ConsFree intern housing wasn't that great. But it was free! Other than that, I don't really have anything to complain about.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on innovation!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Benefits, adequate pay

    Pilot Operations (Current Employee) Olathe, KS

    ProsBenefits
    Stock Options
    401k
    Tons of discounts with various companies
    Flexible
    State of the Art in every aspect
    Laid Back
    No Dress Code
    Overtime
    Ability to participate in a lot of company sponsored activities

    ConsLocation-Kansas City Suburb
    Pay is less than expected
    Advancement can be difficult
    Diversity is Lacking

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that the job that you may deem entry level is not. Many positions in this company are extremely challenging and require a great deal of expertise and outside learning. The Aviation Industry is a different breed and all of us involved have spent a considerable amount of time and money on our education. As much as you think we learned it all on the job, we did not. It took years of honing our skills to even begin to be able

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

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    Great Place to work at!

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee) Olathe, KS

    ProsWork culture, good ESPP, 401K and insurance

    ConsNot a clear career path

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    Dull cubicle farm

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Olathe, KS

    ProsThey pay well for the area and the benefits package is the best around.
    The people are friendly and there are lots of out of work activities arranged.

    ConsThey had the audacity to advertise themselves as the "Google of the mid-west" but nothing could be further from the truth. This is a grey, old fashioned cubicle farm where employees clock in at 8, go through hours of pointless meetings and clock out at 5pm on the dot with barely any work being done.

    If you do try to get any work done you will be hit by roadblocks at every turn. Usually fighting their out-dated internal software and practices but it can also be peers and management expressing shock (and disappointment!) at your progress for "making them look bad".

    I didn't last long here. It felt like being strangled and suppressed, dying a little piece every day until you join the ranks of the Garmin zombies trudging through to retirement and a gold watch.

    Advice to Senior ManagementModernize.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An average place to work

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Olathe, KS

    ProsGreat work / life balance, lots of side benefits.

    ConsPay is less than average, needs more room for advancement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    AMAZING

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Olathe, KS

    ProsPay, work environment, great managers

    ConsIt's located in Olathe Kansas.

    Advice to Senior Managementyou got it figured out.

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

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    Great management

    Engineer (Current Employee) Olathe, KS

    ProsTeam events, charity, culture, perks, great campus

    Conslarge company, career path is very competitive

    Advice to Senior ManagementDepartment managers should have less say in who they promote as team managers.

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

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    Awesome company! The Sky is the limit!

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Olathe, KS

    ProsPro: The freedom to accomplish your tasks in whatever way you see fit.
    Pro: Receptive team leads who are always open to input or ideas.
    Pro: You will gain lots of new knowledge and skills working here.

    ConsNone. I can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing.

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

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