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Garmin Overview

Olathe, KS
10000+ employees
1989
Company - Public (GRMN)
Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Navico, Fitbit, Apple
In 1989, Dr. Min Kao and Gary Burrell founded Garmin on their shared vision of integrating global positioning system (GPS) technology into navigational devices for consumers. They successfully brought together their diverse backgrounds, represented by the open space ... Read more

Mission: To be an enduring company by creating superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor, and sports that are an essential part of our customers' lives.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Olathe, KS
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    I have been working at Garmin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are fantastic, the work is fun, and there is clear growth in my future within the company.

    Cons

    We are always busy but I would not consider that a con!

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Garmin Photos

Garmin photo of: Garmin HQ in Olathe, Kansas (Photo thanks to Flickr user balpeck, available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
Garmin photo of: Royals Charities Event
Garmin photo of: The Big Slick Charity event at #TheK
Garmin photo of: GPS Vets supporting an Air Force Unit overseas
Garmin photo of: Heart of America 5k
Garmin photo of: The Marine testing products at the lake
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Garmin Interviews

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    IOS Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Garmin.

    Interview

    The job interview was for an iOS development position.

    After two calls with an internal recruiter, I traveled to Garmin at my own expense. The office was empty at 10am on a Tuesday, which was a bit off putting. I had a chat with a manager and an electrical engineer. Both talks went well.

    After speaking with the manager and EE, I had the "technical interview," which I was not expecting given the higher level talks with the recruiter and manager. For this I was set up in an empty conference room with a PC about eight years old. The iOS people were not located in this office, they were in Glendale, Arizona. The interview was conducted over Skype with a broken web cam. The interviewer could see me but I could not see them. The questions were typical iOS questions from one of the various lists about "how to interview an iOS developer" you can find via google. What's a delegate, what's a protocol, etc.

    I kind of zoned out and answered the questions with the expected answers. Then the interviewer asked a few typical coding problems. I was to type the answer into Notepad while he screen shared with me. At this point I was relatively upset about the interview process. I did not get an offer or much of a follow up and I keep seeing the job re-listed on LinkedIn.

    I'm rating the experience negatively because the recruiter implied this was a higher level position not something where I would be doing a basic iOS quiz. However, I understand the need to technically screen all applicants. Garmin really needs to do a better job. When hiring an iOS dev you need to have at least one Mac in the office. The technical part of the interview should be done with technical people in person, not over the phone. Especially if you bring the person into the office. Having someone come in and then interview with someone who isn't even there, using broken equipment, is extremely rude.

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Garmin Awards & Accolades

  • Best Tech & Engineering Internships, Vault, 2017
  • 50 Best Internships in the U.S. Ranking, Vault, 2017
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