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Garmin Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  • Too many meetings with little to no results (in 11 reviews)

  • The career path of a product support specialist is non-existent (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Technical Lead Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer/Technical Lead in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Software Engineer/Technical Lead in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    No dress code
    Interesting work
    Manager allows independence for work arrival/departure times
    No micromanaging

    Cons

    I could make more money elsewhere
    Kansas is boring


  2. "Cartography Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garmin full-time

    Pros

    Great working condition, lots of new skills to learn

    Cons

    It depends on people's long term career plan, career path is limited

  3. "Low stress and comfortable environment."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are fantastic and the projects are interesting. It is very rare to put in extra hours. Management listens to the staff.

    Cons

    Tons of schedule slips and fire fighting. It makes it very hard to stay organized and progress on the origin jammy assigned tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Work to make deadlines so they do not slip. Help make management and information more accessible to the remote offices.


  4. "Operations Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Garmin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, amazing culture, great products

    Cons

    transitioned from worker bee to lot of junior management. Get stuck with status updates rather than execution.


  5. "Tech Support"

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    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Salem, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    They will make up reasons to fire employees even when all stats are met

    Advice to Management

    Get better call center managers that care and don’t hide in their office and eat all the time


  6. "Friendly, competent managers and co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Garmin full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, 5 hours of PTO per 40 hours worked
    Interesting work

    Cons

    Average age of employees is older


  7. "Garmin looks great on paper"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Olathe, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No dress code
    Laid back culture
    Good job stability
    Excellent benefits (for a company in the midwest, ie don't expect to compete with silicon valley)
    Beautiful campus

    Cons

    Located in a Kansas suburb (I guess this isn't a con if you like Kansas)
    Low salary compared to market
    Things move very slowly in aviation with little opportunity for true engineering design work
    Management doesn't think apple will be a problem for their wearable segment
    People seem content where they are with no drive for improvement

    Advice to Management

    Invest in new and unproven technologies. In the consumer industry, reacting to other players isn't enough.

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Garmin full-time

    Pros

    Great pay great work great culture

    Cons

    There aren't that many cons.


  9. "Product support specialist 2 fitness dept"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garmin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with new and upcoming devices

    Cons

    It's a sit down call center style job


  10. "Senior Design engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garmin full-time

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible hours, no micro management

    Cons

    Pay increases are not very competence


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