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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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4.8 of 5 stars

Garmin Internship
Phoenix, AZ | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Excellent experience with massive codebase. Treated like a real employee!


Downers

Difficult code to understand, at first


Advice to Potential Interns

Brush up on C++!


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

The Internship with Real Hands-On Experience
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best aspects were the type of work I was doing and the people I was doing the work with.


Downers

My mentor didn't really open up to me until later in the summer, but when he did it was very enjoyable working with him.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is very laid-back yet innovative. If that's the kind of work culture you're looking for, Garmin is perfect for you.


Sample Interview Questions

Describe a time when you had to go out of your way to complete a project.

Write a recursive program.


Advice to Management

There could be more training for some of the software used at Garmin.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Perfect of Work and Fun
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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4.8 of 5 stars

Working side by side with professional engineers and on real products.
Phoenix, AZ | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Great exposure to many tools involved in software engineering and practice dealing with a large code base.


Downers

It was a great experience, there is nothing I would change.


Advice to Potential Interns

It's a perfect environment for learning and professional growth. Apply!


Sample Interview Questions

The interview questions were mostly addressing my previous job and the projects I worked on during my studies.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Embedded Haskell
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The amazing office scene experience


Downers

I don't know that there was anything I disliked


Advice to Potential Interns

Do it. This is one of the most rewarding internships you can get


Would You Recommend

Yes


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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.


Would You Recommend

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5.0 of 5 stars

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Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Great pay, paid time off, time as an intern counts towards total time worked if I chose to work full time


Downers

Low level C


Advice to Potential Interns

I can't speak for every department, but most of the work seems to be in low level C


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Great Embedded Systems Experience
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.


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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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