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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

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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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

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.


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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.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Very interesting experience and you feel like you are not just an intern but a full time employee of Garmin
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Challenging and rewarding


Downers

Inability to pick/choose from a couple of projects, instead of being assigned one that may or may not be that interesting.


Advice to Potential Interns

It is a great place to have an internship at and to work for! Great people, awesome HR team, and challenging work. Definitely the top internship in the Kansas Area. I would recommend it to everyone!


Sample Interview Questions

Analyze this piece of code and find if there are any errors and how would you fix them.


Advice to Management

May be a possibility for the intern to pick from a couple of projects, or to ask them what projects they like working on, before the internship starts. That way the intern could possibly choose the one that is of the most interesting subject to them. Of course, they will have to sign some sort of a non-disclosure statement beforehand, but it will make their internship even more fun.


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4.9 of 5 stars

The Real World Challenge
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Employees

Compensation

Management


Downers

Not exactly what I would like to go into but was able to figure that out during the internship and expand my horizons.


Advice to Potential Interns

Ask a lot of questions


Sample Interview Questions

What is a static variable?


Advice to Management

Couldn't find anything wrong


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Great learning experience
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


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5.0 of 5 stars

Engineering student experiences awesome internship with exposure to industry-desired skills.
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Co-workers and outside activities


Downers

I guess the worst thing about my internship was the traffic after work on the way home.


Advice to Potential Interns

Everyone is really helpful and always willing to offer advice to new hires. Everyone is assigned a mentor for the first year of employment, so be sure to ask plenty of questions and never be afraid to learn new things.


Sample Interview Questions

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?

Are you more of a leader or a follower?


Advice to Management

I thought everything was really well done. Want to comment on how helpful it was to have a mentor of about the same age group as me. I feel that this enhanced my learning abilities and helped myself feel more welcome.


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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

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