Garmin Reviews

Updated August 27, 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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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. Helpful (1)

    Great People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Garmin (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best people you could ever work with. Employees tend to stay a long time. Great health benefits.

    Cons

    A company that continues to grow. Can be hard to get good ideas pushed through. The layers can get to be a little much. Some promotions don't always make good sense.

    Advice to Management

    Listen those specialized to to their jobs. Allowing good work to go through hurtles and strings of people to review is pointless and weakens work.


  3. Pretty Good Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Support Specialist in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Software Support Specialist in Olathe, KS
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very Nice facilities at the headquarters in Olathe, KS. I worked in software engineering. My boss was terrific. Be expected to work fast and hard and to figure things out on your own. If you can handle that, you will enjoy working at Garmin. Remember not all managers are the same. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Salaries should be a little higher.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more employees to advance.


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  5. Fun place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Casual, fun, teamwork, flexible, interesting projects at times

    Cons

    Boring, lots of computer work


  6. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Novi, MI
    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


  7. Great environment to work in!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Garmin as an intern

    Pros

    They have very interesting work and a friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    May not always get the work you want.


  8. Meh

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  9. product support specialist

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    Current Employee - Product Support Specialist in North Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Product Support Specialist in North Kansas City, MO
    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


  10. Software Engineer II

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    There is cons for this company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Team Lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Garmin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, nice people, good facilities

    Cons

    Workload, career path, overly conservative

    Advice to Management

    Need to stop being penny wise and pound foolish



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