Garmin Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Garmin President and CEO Clifton Pemble
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Pros
  • Work life balance for where I am in life right now is amazing (in 21 reviews)

  • Great benefits and time off policies (in 38 reviews)

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

  • At Garmin, you can get a title change but there's very little to no financial reward in it, so what's the point (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Good Software Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Garmin full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back culture, no uniforms, no one constantly looking over your shoulder - just make sure to get your work done, performance based salary, good benefits package (insurance, vacation, 401k, etc.), team I work with cares about doing a great job, most people are great to work with

    Cons

    Salary seems to be lower compared to other software companies, recreation area/room is small, no in house medical clinic

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have a dedicated clinic or set of doctors available on campus so that you can get "minor" health concerns checked up without having to leave campus.


  2. A missed Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Associate in Raytown, MO
    Former Employee - Technical Support Associate in Raytown, MO

    I worked at Garmin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back relaxed atmosphere, no one constantly looking over your shoulder - just make sure to get your work done, performance based salary, good benefits package (insurance, vacation, 401k, etc.), team I work with cares about doing a great job, most people are great to work with. Had excellent discounts on Garmin products which I loved

    Cons

    Salary seems to be lower compared to other software companies, recreation area/room is small, no in house medical clinic


  3. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Novi, MI

    I have been working at Garmin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible hours, casual dress code. Exposure to new technologies and good work-life balance

    Cons

    Small company mentality, no bonus


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  5. product support

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Garmin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits awesome. A great company to work for.

    Cons

    not many advancement opportunities Available


  6. Great Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Intern in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at Garmin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and offer a lot of opportunities for insurance as well as discounts on Garmin products. Very well structured internship program that allows for you to get to see how you will fit into the company.

    Cons

    A lot of verification work and reviewing of other peoples code.


  7. Meh

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at Garmin (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job, benefits are good, training is fast, decent pay for work

    Cons

    Systems we use to take calls and keep track of scheduled break are awful, not much room for growth, one raise a year unless you get written up, if you trained in more areas you don't get raises, and point system for missing days

    Advice to Management

    Give raises if you train someone in something new.


  8. Great place to work!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Garmin

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefit and great people

    Cons

    lack of well defined career path


  9. Java developer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at Garmin full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment and excellent team environment. Perfect work life balance.

    Cons

    Lateral movement is a little difficult due to relatively flat structure. Growth can become stagnant.


  10. Marketing

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Garmin full-time

    Pros

    Benefits / Security / Lifestyle job

    Cons

    Hard to make a difference

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the market when making product development decisions


  11. product support specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Support Specialist in North Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Product Support Specialist in North Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Garmin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good environment great schedule and great people to work with and for

    Cons

    not a lot of advancement opportunity



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