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Great Experience working on Real World Problems

4.8 of 5 stars

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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

Understanding the process of Software Engineering from an outstanding company.

4.8 of 5 stars

Phoenix, AZ | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The best aspects of the Intenrship had to be the work culture, and the emphasis on creating quality product. Garmin had a fantastic culture, and everyone seemed to appreciate and love the work they performed for Garmin. The emphasis on creating quality products truly reflect how talented everyone at Garmin is. Each person aims to become a master in their craft in order to product a quality product.

Downers

I least liked the fact that the internship had very few events for interns to explore the company.

Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin treats each employee with great respect, and the work culture is very positive and supportive.

Sample Interview Questions

During the interview process, I was presented with questions that involved bit-wise manipulation of variables along with simple logic/programming questions.

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

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

Great Embedded Systems Experience

5.0 of 5 stars

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.

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

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

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

Perfect of Work and Fun

4.8 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Garmin has the most kind and friendly people I've ever worked with along with a relaxed atmosphere. I was working along side full-time employees who were working on the same project as me.

Downers

I didn't find out what I was working on until about one week before the start date.

Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin's outstanding trait compared to other companies is the people and work atmosphere. The people are very friendly and welcoming, and working atmosphere is casual.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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