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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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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

Yes


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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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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

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

Work is so much better than school
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.


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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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Yes


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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

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Understanding the process of Software Engineering from an outstanding company.
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.


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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.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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