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"Hard to get a job there. Great company to work for."

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Olathe, KS
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Olathe, KS
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I worked at Garmin full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Very vibrant and goal driven organization.
Incredible summer picnics, winter dinners, and lots of social events.
The type of work changed all the time and was very rewarding.
Parking garage (car doesn't get sun fade or snow).
Lots of "new hire" kids out of college kept the culture young and fun.

Cons

Frankly, it's hard to stand out with so many extremely smart people. I know that sounds self-serving but I consider myself a pretty ambitious and dedicated worker, and I would rate myself an average performer on my team at Garmin. This combined with low turnover also hinders advancement.
The pay was under industry but the health and other benefits made up for it.

Advice to Management

Your job is to find new ways to leverage the incredible work force you've built--keep doing it.

Other Employee Reviews for Garmin

  1. "Great if you have a family-not so much if you want to move up"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Laid back dress code
    Cafeteria on site

    Cons

    Low pay
    Minimal advancement available
    Like to switch job titles on you so you aren't able to get a better raise


  2. "Seems like a great place so far"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Support Specialist in North Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Product Support Specialist in North Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere, people are nice, managers are too. Very casual dress code.

    Cons

    Not sure if there are many advancement opportunities

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