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"Both good and bad"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Olathe, KS
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Olathe, KS
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

There are a lot of really talented people working here. They offer flex time, a very good 401K and very good health insurance. They also have a completely casual dress code.

Cons

Upper management micro-manages everything. They stifle innovation. They like to think that all employees are equal even though some produce much more than average.

Advice to Management

Let the people who know their jobs have more input into what happens. Don't pay average salaries and expect to keep above average employees. Remember that your employees are your most important asset.

Other Employee Reviews for Garmin

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, poor management at this level."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Easy to learn job
    Overtime available but not usually required
    Strong product discounts
    Lots of company events

    Cons

    Little/No growth opportunity or room to move up
    Supervisors are not very useful and it usually requires a manager to get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure your lower managers and supervisors are doing their jobs and playing essential roles in the company. Our supervisor is useless and we would be much more well suited with a competent department lead instead.


  2. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engineering at Garmin is very hands on for every level of engineer. The working environment is tailored for product development. Engineers can make decisions that effect almost every aspect of the product.

    Cons

    When competition comes, Garmin does not always put their best foot forward. Innovation is compromised for schedule and product cost. Many of the executives are engineers that seem to have forgotten what it is like as a design engineer.

    Advice to Management

    Lead your teams in a way that gives them a vested interest in making amazing products. Remember that the "product is everything".

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