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Work on an important problem with awesome people.

5.0 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Meeting and connecting with full time employees and other interns.

Downers

Tooling and environment problems.

Advice to Potential Interns

You have to be interested in low level software engineering. Garmin is great for people who want to work with products you can see and touch. Garmin is not as good for people in web and mobile development (although some of that still exists).

Sample Interview Questions

What courses have been your favorite? Your least favorite?

What do you know about embedded systems?

Walk me through how we'd do a simple moving average.

Some basic C problems.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Intern has an amazing summer working at Garmin, knocks it out of the park!

4.8 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

friends, work, team, atmosphere, compensation

Downers

Minimum length is 10 characters.

Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is an amazing place to work at, but try to avoid ending up on an aviation software team, unless you know that's what you really want.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Most fun I've ever had working

5.0 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The other employees and the environment were excellent

Downers

Kansas City isn't all that great of a location

Advice to Potential Interns

Get involved with the other interns. The social environment at Garmin is amazing

Would You Recommend

Yes

Garmin Internship Provides Real-World Experience

5.0 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Accurate representation of what a full-time job is like, we get to work on real projects, we feel like we make a huge, positive, difference

Downers

Even in the suburbs, Kansas City traffic can be scary

Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be intimidated by any step of the process, everyone is incredibly nice.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great learning experience

4.8 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The people and environment are a great to learn from, and everyone I worked with seemed to be passionate about their job.

Downers

There is nothing I had a problem with working there.

Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is a really great place to learn from.

Would You Recommend

Yes

it was a great learning experience with wonderful people in a really fun environment.

5.0 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Paid housing, fun activities, very hand-on, a very structured work environment

Downers

It would be nice to see more diversity.

Advice to Potential Interns

You have to be able to adapt to a fast paced environment.

Advice to Management

It is clear that the company views every department’s specialty as contributing to the organization's overall success. I would challenge Garmin to reinforce this premise even further in the future by initiating more of a balance across departments addressing the issue disparity of compensation among interns.

Would You Recommend

Yes

The Garmin Guide to Location and Robustness

4.8 of 5 stars

Phoenix, AZ | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I really enjoyed working in a cohesive team environment and participating in meetings to see what people were working on. I enjoyed the group lunches, programming club, and other social and collaborative events that went on in the summer. I feel that I was well-compensated for my work and that I completed my tasks successfully in a timely manner.

Downers

I did not like that I did not receive a lot of feedback from my mentor in the beginning of the internship. I think a little more guidance in the beginning could have helped me overcome initial roadblocks faster.

Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is a wonderful place to work. My internship was a language immersion program for Objective-C. I was able to apply the knowledge I learned and obtained through various projects towards a real-world application. Being able to work on a feature that will one day make it to the App Store was an incredible experience for me.

Sample Interview Questions

Why do you want to work at Garmin?

Explain the difference between inheritance and polymorphism (technical question).

Describe a challenge you had in a team project and how you overcame it.

Advice to Management

I think they could provide more training for new employees, as well as more social events (especially for interns) to help new employees get to know other employees better.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Work is so much better than school

4.9 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Rewarding work

Great people and culture

Downers

I liked pretty much everything. Nothing to complain about.

Advice to Potential Interns

Take the job. Time spent at Garmin is time well spent.

Advice to Management

Don't put everyone in Aviation. It is hard to retain interns when all they do is write test code.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Hands on software engineering internship with real world work

4.8 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The work being done will actually be used, you get placed on a team just like a regular full-time employee, and you function like a true full time employee for the duration of your internship.

Downers

The intern social group sent out too many emails.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you have the skills to work effectively on a team in a real world environment and you like challenging work, I suggest this place of work.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Engineering excellence combined with the best BBQ and camaraderie the country can offer.

4.8 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I loved the friendliness seen all across the Garmin campus. My mentor, team, and fellow interns were very welcoming and friendly! I also thoroughly enjoyed the work I was doing. At the end of the internship I could play on the device I was working on and really see the changes I had made! It's something to be proud of, and it's fun always trying to excel in the work we do because it's all about making the best product we can for the users!

Downers

There wasn't much of anything that was bad, but I would have liked a bit more structured feedback about my work throughout the summer. After sharing this with them, I think they plan on implementing some feedback notes throughout the summer for future interns.

Advice to Potential Interns

I would first tell them YES! If a candidate is considering Garmin, I would ask them about their interests and major because Garmin has internship programs across all forms of engineering. There are internship opportunities for computer software/hardware engineers, mechanical engineers, aerospace engineers, and more! Garmin also has products in the automotive, marine, fitness, outdoor, and aviation markets, so there is a place for everyone! Knowing their interests, I could help them in the right direction as far as which department they'd like to work in.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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