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"Long Time Garmin-ite"

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Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Olathe, KS
Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Olathe, KS
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Garmin full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Very stable company. Small company feel with large corporation stability

Cons

Difficult to increase your salary once you are hired on. Plenty of career advancement opportunity, not much salary advancement.

Other Employee Reviews for Garmin

  1. "Cool and friendly environment"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Developer in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Technology
    Great people
    Good brand name

    Cons

    Less pay
    Boring City (Olathe)
    Poor communication


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Worst job I've ever had."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Software Engineering in Olathe, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent health care package, but you'll need it to to deal with the stress of working at Garmin.
    Some fairly competent co-workers, but their best efforts are squandered by management.

    Cons

    Upper management lacks strategic vision. Case in point is the Garmin smartphone debacle. Management can't decide what product strategy to pursue, so they demand that engineering work on all possible combinations, and then they complain when it doesn't come together on time.
    Middle management is populated by people who have no clue how to manage people, much less show any leadership traits. Work at Garmin degenerates into a rat race of competing with your fellow co-worker for projects, appreciation, promotions, and ultimately your salary. Favoritism is rampant, and promotions and project assignments are mostly based on the buddy system.
    Young recruits straight from college are favored over experienced professionals, as they don't seem to realize how horrible things have become at Garmin.

    Advice to Management

    Hang on to all the cash in the bank, and keep on slapping yourselves on the back for earning it all in the last decade. In the future, I doubt your company will earn you more than the interest on the cash.

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