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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Garmin internship great opportunity to hone skills and work with large code base


Uppers

Autonomy, Choose own projects, Flexible, great pay


Downers

I'm at the Lawrence satellite office so I wasn't involved with the interns at HQ.


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't hesitate to ask for help


Advice to Management

Lawrence office gets lost a little bit compared to the interns at HQ


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Challenging, Learning, and Fun!


Uppers

My team was awesome to work with. We had regular disc golf outings and donut meetings. I worked on challenging problems alongside full-time engineers. There were a ton of fun intern events all around Kansas City.


Downers

The free housing wasn't great. But it was free!


Advice to Potential Interns

I would highly recommend it. There's a ton to do in KC (hackathons included!), and you'll learn a lot.


Advice to Management

Everything is pretty awesome. I'd just recommend they try to innovate and hire the tippy top tier of talent.


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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Local Garmin intern has a great time learning things he has never heard of before


Uppers

The great people and work environment. A lot of effort was put into making the summer exciting for the intrens. Also, the pay was excellent.


Downers

Having to make a trifold presentation board.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is a great place to work; it is full of great people to work with. You have to be ready to jump into a huge amount of material that you have never seen before, but others will we willing to help you get started.


Advice to Management

none, I think management really pulled out all the stops on this internship.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

One of the best internship programs in the country, and it shows


Uppers

Hiring process was quick with flexible deadlines, and recruiters were very helpful and responsive. Good mentoring program. Very positive atmosphere. Large number of interns, and recruiting team focuses on social gatherings. Very competitive pay.


Downers

Some of the work was definitely trivial work that full-time workers didn't want to do, but was still a good introduction to understanding the code base


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be afraid to ask questions: everyone I've worked with has been very happy to help with any issues I'm having.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great Companies Make Great Products with Great Leadership from Top to Bottom; Just Ask Garmin!


Uppers

Culture, leadership, products, and menorship


Downers

Testing and paper work


Advice to Potential Interns

If your passion is engineering, and you enjoy doing it while also working with others, Garmin is for you.


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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

All around good internship, I learned a lot and had fun.


Uppers

All around good internship, I learned a lot and had fun.


Downers

Some of the work was repetitive but that’s to be expected.


Advice to Potential Interns

All around good company to work for.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Spending a Summer Living and Working at Garmin


Uppers

There are many good aspects to having an internship at Garmin, such as the work ethic, the high standards, the potential amount to learn and so much more. Working at Garmin is very cool because they treat their interns as adults and hold them to most of the same standards they would hold a normal employee, minus some of the experience. Everyone I have talked to at Garmin is very friendly and always tries to help me learn as much as I can. Also, working at Garmin is more of a life style. There are tons of clubs to join that will help you network and stay fit. A wide variety of people work at Garmin with a wide variety of taste, so it is interesting to meet all the different people and learn about them.


Downers

Honestly, this was my first internship, so I really have nothing to compare it to. I did not dislike anything that is not, from what I have heard, the normal office behavior standards.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin employees like to have fun. If you are having fun you will be much more effective, so I suggest finding something that you like doing at Garmin and going after it. Being consistent with habits such as showing up on time if not early and being determined to do your best on all your work are always benefitial.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

My summer at the most interesting company


Uppers

The people, the products, and the projects


Downers

Some of the HR activities were not a good use of time.


Advice to Potential Interns

You will not find a company with a more compelling list of products


Advice to Management

Limit the HR activities to allow for interns to get the most done.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Garmin Culture Results in Excellent and Invaluable Internship


Uppers

1.) Never did "intern" work. Was always working on interesting and necessary tasks. 2.) Excellent team, bosses, and coworkers. People are often willing to drop whatever they are working on to lend aid. 3.) Great work enviroment.


Downers

I cannot think of anything negative to say about my experience as an intern.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin provides a very accepting and friendly enviroment. Don't hesitate to ask questions, or seek out others for advice.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Internship at Garmin provides fun and interesting work experience, excellent pay, and good benefits.


Uppers

1) The tasks I worked on were either directly supporting or strongly related to the projects going on with my team. 2) The members of my team (and all Garmin associates I worked with) were always willing to help or point me in the right direction - even when they were busy themselves. 3) Housing was provided. Not being from the Kansas City area, this is very helpful for a short-term internship.


Downers

The MNU housing was "adequate". It would have been helpful to have a kitchen in our room to prepare food with and the maintenance staff were not very considerate of us when fixing problems.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin treats and respects interns as if they are full-time employees. Other employees are very helpful and are glad to have interns around. The pay is good and management genuinely cares about the interns.


Advice to Management

Housing arrangements could be upgraded slightly. Having a kitchen would be very helpful. (However, MNU seems to be perfectly located and I don't see any other practical options to suggest.)


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