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4.5 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (199 Intern Reviews)

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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Fun Work in a Fun Environment


Uppers

Teams are friendly, management keeps you in the know about the scope of what you do.


Downers

We didn't get cookies on the first day.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be ready to jump into things that may be unfamiliar.


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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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Engaging, fast-paced internship gives real-world experience


Uppers

One of the best things about this internship was knowing that my work will have a lasting impact on the development of the products. I felt as though the work I was given was something that any full-time engineer would be working on.


Downers

There were times when I was given tasks way above my head that ended up going to another full time associate.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be flexible; as an intern, you might find yourself working on a lot of different projects throughout the summer.


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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.)


Would You Recommend

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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Awesome internship in Kansas City: Garmin


Uppers

-learning about avionics software -the company culture -location


Downers

-making posters


Advice to Potential Interns

Definitely apply


Advice to Management

None, everything was perfect


Would You Recommend

Yes


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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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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

The English language does not contain any words that are able to accurately describe this amazing and fantastic internship.


Uppers

Meeting all of the awesome people.


Downers

It has to end sometime


Advice to Potential Interns

Not having a dress code is awesome.


Advice to Management

Team dodge ball tournaments


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Work Hard, Play Harder


Uppers

Housing is provided (and only 5mins away), the interns house together which makes outings and bonding easier, you're treated like a full-time employee with equal perks and flexibility, its paid.


Downers

The provided housing isn't the best quality (but it's free, so....)


Advice to Potential Interns

Work your booty off in school! Garmin only takes the best. It is very much a "work hard, play hard" environment, and you need to reflect that.


Advice to Management

Create a consistent policy for overtime among interns.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Growing Together : An Intern and His Company


Uppers

Real world experience Working on something that we actually be used in the future Great environment and people No dress code Plethora of activities to get involved in Good salary and free housing


Downers

I personally was outside of a lot of the typical processes that Garmin employees go through, so I missed that experience. This isn't typical for most interns, however.


Advice to Potential Interns

It's a great place to work, and make sure you get involved and meet new people. Networking with full-time employees and interns is very easy and never hurt anyone.


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