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4.8 of 5 stars

Great Experience working on Real World Problems
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Ability to work on your project without someone breathing down your neck, giving one the opportunity to solve problems on their own.


Downers

There were not many complaints.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin will give you a great experience working on projects that actually benefit the company. They also pay well and offer fully furnished apartments.


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4.8 of 5 stars

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


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5.0 of 5 stars

Most fun I've ever had working
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


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5.0 of 5 stars

Garmin Internship Provides Real-World Experience
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.


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5.0 of 5 stars

The internship is entirely hands-on work for a great local company with a global reach.
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The hands on, highly technical work, the people who work there and the environment, and the compensation.


Downers

Feedback was only provided at the end of the internship rather than throughout it.


Advice to Potential Interns

It's an excellent place to be at with interesting work, especially if you're from around the area.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Great Embedded Systems Experience
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The intern social committee planned some great events. The work was meaningful and I gained valuable technical experience I would not have gotten in a classroom.


Downers

The thing that I liked least about the internship program was that it went by so fast.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you are looking to do meaningful work and gain valuable technical experience, I highly recommend that you consider Garmin in your internship search.


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4.8 of 5 stars

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


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5.0 of 5 stars

Work on an important problem with awesome people.
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.


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4.8 of 5 stars

Amazing experience working with a knowledgeable team
Raleigh, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The experience


Downers

No full time offer


Advice to Potential Interns

Be willing to learn


Sample Interview Questions

Describe a semaphore


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4.8 of 5 stars

The Garmin Guide to Location and Robustness
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.


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