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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.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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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.


Would You Recommend

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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.


Would You Recommend

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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


Would You Recommend

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4.9 of 5 stars

Learn And Do
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Garmin is extremely organized and my managers were extremely professional but also personable and enjoyable to be around at the same time. I looked forward to going to work every day and was excited to get to work on real-world projects. I also enjoyed working with other team members, I learned so much from them.


Downers

Everything about the internship was great.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin has great people to work with.


Sample Interview Questions

Name a time when you had lots of work assigned with a short deadline.

What is a project that you worked on that you are proud of?

What do you hope to get out of an internship with us?

If we hired you, would you move on to a place like Google or Apple within the first 5 years of employment?

What is the difference between JSON and JSONP?

Explain what you know about HTTP requests.

Have you used version control?


Advice to Management

I was completely satisfied with everything about the company and internship program


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Gain real-world experience by contributing to the creation of amazing products.
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Because of the welcoming company culture, I was very at ease with my colleagues. It was easy to ask questions and get help and cooperate on tasks.


Downers

I have no complaints.


Advice to Potential Interns

Do some research on what Garmin does. They are involved in many different market segments. During the interview, they will ask you which division you would like to work in.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Hands on software engineering internship with real world work
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

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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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4.8 of 5 stars

Great experience for career development.
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The work atmosphere and location.


Downers

Not applicable.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you are a gadget person, there's no place better.


Would You Recommend

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4.8 of 5 stars

Work hard, play hard
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

All interns were assigned tasks on our first day instead of having to wait until someone found something we could do.


Downers

Some of the tools developed internally by the company were a bit difficult to understand since there was no guide to help learn how to use it.


Advice to Potential Interns

The company cares a great deal about its employees. The facilities have been updated to help relieve stress throughout the day and the hours are very flexible.


Sample Interview Questions

Create a state machine for a microwave.


Advice to Management

The training and introductions given on the first day can be a bit more in-depth. The orientation went so quickly and I did not really know anything about the company as a whole before I started working.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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