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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


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

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.


Would You Recommend

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5.0 of 5 stars

At Garmin you get your own desk AND your own soldering iron
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

They give you real projects to work on that will help out your team. It is easy to learn from the people you work with and they are always friendly and willing to help. The project lifecycles are fast enough so that you can actually make progress through the summer (in the consumer segment at least)


Downers

I didn't get to work directly with any other interns because they were spread pretty thin throughout the company.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you would like to play a central role in the development of electronics you would enjoy working at Garmin. As an electrical engineer you get to work with mechanical and software engineers to turn ideas into products.


Sample Interview Questions

Draw a block diagram of a system or product you have designed by yourself or as part of a team in a previous internship or school project. The interviewer then picks a particular block and asks you to describe how you implemented it in detail.


Advice to Management

Encourage more out of work activities between coworkers. The different product segments feel slightly isolated. I think this leads to a 'knowledge island' effect which makes it more difficult to find people with expertise in certain areas.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Incredibly technical, challenging internship with great team and coworkers
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Getting to work on something very challenging and fast paced, working with great coworkers, having a boss that is incredibly helpful, and getting paid well to do it.


Downers

Working remotely made some aspects slightly more difficult, but that's a very small con - as they gave me the opportunity to work remotely to begin with.


Advice to Potential Interns

Just come work here. The company, culture, and environment are all wonderful - with the pay to boot.


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4.8 of 5 stars

Great work atmosphere with young and active employees
Kansas City, MO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I loved the team I worked on, the amount of work I was given, and the no dress code policy!


Downers

Sometimes stressful


Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to work, but to have fun while you're there


Advice to Management

Nothing! I had a great experience


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Positive people. Quality work.
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people.


Downers

I would have liked to see more training and better organization of wiki articles, but it was easy to ask other employees any questions.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be friendly, hardworking, and knowledgeable in a programming language. Be able to describe projects you've worked on.


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about some projects you worked on?


Advice to Management

The wiki documents about technical development need to be updated and organized. There should be better training and documentation of the software architecture/systems.


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4.8 of 5 stars

High School Interns Do Exist
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I really liked how the management understood that school comes first and encouraged that. Also, my mentor and supervisor were always giving me new things to read and look at if I wanted to learn more about a certain topic.


Downers

I did not like the age difference, but that was unavoidable.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is the type of company that makes you want a job there after graduation. The people are nice and helpful towards your development.


Sample Interview Questions

What is the radius of the earth?

Find the errors in the following code: *code example*


Advice to Management

I cannot give a good answer to this question because everything seemed good to me, but this was my first internship.


Would You Recommend

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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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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

Yes


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