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Meaningful and Exciting Internship at Lively Company

5.0 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Great Pay and Free Housing

Company Markets/Products

Astounding Perks

Lively/Active Atmosphere

Great Work-Life Balance (Flexibility)

Downers

Working in Aviation requires a lot more testing than I would prefer

Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is an amazing company to work at. The atmosphere is great; lots of sports to play during lunch. They pay well, offer free housing, and really amazing perks. They care for their interns well and the Olathe/Overland Park area is a really nice area to live. Due to the high number of interns ~100, there is a great community aspect among interns as well.

Advice to Management

Honestly, I cannot think of anything that Garmin does not do well. Obviously everyone would enjoy to be paid more, but Garmin pays better than many other companies out there and is in the upper range for intern pay.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Learning Software Engineering through Real World Experience

5.0 of 5 stars

Raleigh, NC | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Being able to work with experienced engineers on the same project and learning from them was one of the best aspects of this internship. I was not assigned my own intern project, I was able to contribute my work towards a real project and see how engineering works outside of an academic setting.

Downers

There were no negative aspects of this internship for me, I enjoyed the entire 12 weeks at Garmin.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to ask lots of questions to the experienced engineers, this can save you from a lot of trouble. Also work with your other interns to solve problems.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Full-Timers Pretend Returning Intern was only on Vacation

5.0 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Team culture - the team I work on is very friendly and laid-back. I feel like I'm truly valued as an employee and as a friend.

Downers

It seemed to fly by and was over too quickly

Advice to Potential Interns

Do your best, but still be yourself.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Multiple Projects Completed with New Experience in Embedded Systems

5.0 of 5 stars

Tucson, AZ | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Being able to use both SW and HW to create new and exciting tests/equipment.

Downers

I enjoyed everything about this internship.

Advice to Potential Interns

Show yourself as someone who really wants to understand what they're doing. Put in the effort to read and research but don't get too caught up in learning that you don't ask for help when needed. This is a very exciting place to work, and the products being made require a combination of intuition, knowledge, and work ethic. Prepare to enjoy and be challenged by your work.

Advice to Management

n/a

Sample Interview Questions

Looking at a robot move in a circle marked with a black marker, how does it work?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Man Develops Cool Stuff He Can't Talk About

4.8 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I got to work on really exciting software every day

Downers

Distance from downtown Kansas City

Advice to Potential Interns

Be a good problem solver

Would You Recommend

Yes

Aviation Hardware Certification

4.8 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Learning, work-life balance

Downers

Some of the documentation work

Advice to Potential Interns

The company is great and the work is meaningful

Would You Recommend

Yes

Chance to gain a ton of real-world experience developing new production features

4.8 of 5 stars

Minneapolis, MN | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Get to do real work that ends up in customers' hands. Really cool features and a lot of responsibility.

Downers

Pay isn't super competitive for the industry but fair for the location.

Advice to Potential Interns

Perform well and make your opinion heard, managers will listen.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Interesting mechanical product design experience

4.8 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Mentor always eager to help, interesting project

Downers

Did not like the location -- Olathe area is total suburbia, good half hour from Kansas City, not much nature around, very homogeneous

Advice to Potential Interns

If you're okay with the location, it's a GREAT internship. Had fun with my work, and learned a good amount.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great time at Garmin

4.8 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Challenging work, friendly co workers, sports over lunch, flexible hours, flexible supervisor. Absolutely fantastic place to work.

Downers

I'm not crazy about the kansas city area.

Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin promotes a very active lifestyle and takes very good care of its employees.

Would You Recommend

Yes

My C is now rock solid and I appreciate the KC area

4.8 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

-Office culture
-social infrastructure in place for new hires and interns to latch to
-Free housing(!!!) & great pay
-real professional experience. No hokey "intern project"
- great location
- treated as very valuable by Garmin

Downers

-Aviation software is grounded on tests and redundancy, resulting in a very predictable somewhat tedious work schedule.

Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be put off by its location. Kansas City is the nicest city I've been able to spend time in, and Olathe/Overland Park is a great place to live.

Advice to Management

I noticed that there were no black interns at all. I don't think that Garmin discriminates; I think this a result of a more systemic issue. I think that Garmin should and does hire their interns based on merit irregardless of race/ethnicity/gender etc...

Sample Interview Questions

"When would you use a pointer to a pointer in C"
"What is a mutex and when would you use it?"

Would You Recommend

Yes

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