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Garmin Reviews

Updated Jan 21, 2020

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3.8
73%
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94%
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Garmin President and CEO Clifton Pemble
Clifton Pemble
301 Ratings
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  • "Not many people in Oregon are looking to relocate to Kansas :)(in 25 reviews)

  • "Non engineering positions do not have much of an opportunity for career path development/growth(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Garmin full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and great atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    Not really any cons. Pay could be higher

    Garmin2019-10-17
  2. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garmin full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company provides good benefit and stable work place.

    Cons

    Limited room to grow if you are not engineers.

    Garmin2020-01-22
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Products but lots of politics"

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    Former Employee - National Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Garmin full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Top in class products and customers, Most employees are outstanding to work with and all pull together to make a positive difference.

    Cons

    Politics are ever present. It is important to keep your thoughts to yourself. Lots of travel as well, which is both good and bad.

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    Garmin2020-01-14
  4. "old school"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at Garmin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    pay is good, and the 401k contribution is really great

    Cons

    very old school culture, satellite sites treated as second-class, business decisions made with little to no customer insight. might be a good spot if you had a family and wanted to coast

    Garmin2020-01-14
  5. "Overall Good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Material Handler 

    I have been working at Garmin full-time

    Pros

    Fun decent work would reccomend

    Cons

    Pay raises are minimal at best

    Garmin2019-12-30
  6. "Really good part time"

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    Current Employee - CEA in Aventura, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garmin part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay Easy tasks Fun to talk to guests most of the time

    Cons

    Sometimes the guest can be a bit rude Hours can be thin at times

    Garmin2019-11-12
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad for a first job"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Programs Coordinator 
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Garmin full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and PTO policy

    Cons

    Not much room for vertical growth. Great if you’re okay with being complacent and stagnant in your career

    Garmin2019-11-15
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Equipment Operator- meh culture and the job is just ok- at best."

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Olathe, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Garmin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Picked orders on forklift. Easy work Great Benefits Adequate breaks Lots of Overtime - (Mandatory) 45-50 hour work week so ample opportunity for hours.

    Cons

    Hard work and productivity are not appreciated or encouraged. Everyone seems to be there just to get paid. Communication between management, and to all employees is astonishingly bad. No one knew what was going on, and procedures were constantly changing to the point that it effected production immensely. MUST be a yes man to move up in the Operations/Warehousing departments. If you are any kind of threat to management you will be left alone, and that's a bad thing. I left because there was no advancement potential whatsoever. Might be different now but it was just ok, at best.

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    Garmin2019-10-31
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company"

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    Former Employee - Product Support Supervisor in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Garmin full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company and benefits, very employee focused.

    Cons

    Non engineering positions do not have much of an opportunity for career path development/growth.

    Garmin2019-10-14
  10. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Garmin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good work life balance good benefits

    Cons

    competitive pay for non-engineering employees is meh... opportunity to grow your career is limited

    Garmin2019-10-01
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