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4.4 of 5 stars (536 Ratings)

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Perfect intro to industry experience

5.0 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

As an engineer, learning industry practices is very important to being successful after graduation

Downers

I would have liked more variance in the work I was doing

Advice to Potential Interns

Make an effort to talk to as many people on your team and surrounding teams as possible

Would You Recommend

Yes

An incredible opportunity to learn from world class mentors and grow technical and non technical skills

5.0 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Garmin does an excellent job of giving interns actual projects that are beneficial both to the company and the intern. I have had internships before where all I did was paperwork and menial tasks but Garmin gave me a legitimate design project to run with.

Downers

There honestly wasn't much that I would change about my experience, if anything at all.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be ready to work but also be ready to interact with the other employees. My manager told me that one of the best things I could do is take advantage of all the knowledge in this company. Really go out of your way to interact with people and figure out what made them successful and how can you implement that into your work/life

Would You Recommend

Yes

Garmin does hands-on experience

4.8 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Innovation, hands-on experience, close team experience.

Downers

I can't think of any.

Advice to Potential Interns

I underestimated Garmin. It's challenging, rewarding, and a great place to work. If you find an opportunity to work/intern at Garmin, don't pass it up.

Would You Recommend

Yes

You will be overwhelmed, but you will learn!

4.9 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Garmin as a company is great. I especially loved the people I was working with. I felt like I was given a lot of guidance and my interests were taken into account when assigning projects to me. Garmin also has a lot of things going on. Employees playing video games together at lunch or playing sports after work is the usual.

Downers

The training on the code base was given a few weeks in to the internship. I felt like that information would have been great up front.

Advice to Potential Interns

Definitely make sure to communicate with your Team Lead what you're interested in doing. I mentioned my interests to my mentor and my team lead, and I was really happy with the work that I got to do.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Programming Wearables

5.0 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The projects I worked on seemed meaningful to an extent.

Downers

There was down time during the week where I was just waiting on others to get back to me or review my code.

Advice to Potential Interns

Typical hours are from 8 - 5 with a 1 hour lunch break in between, but you can work through lunch if you want.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Garmin's internship is top notch, from the real-life projects to the compensation, it is worth your time.

4.8 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

- The meaningful projects
- Great company culture
- Innovative company
- Garmin product discounts
- Equivalent PTO as full-time
- Paid furnished housing

Downers

- Kansas City humidity and heat

Advice to Potential Interns

You will be expected to do real work. Garmin will give meaningful projects that will help the company. Be ready to take on a role similar to a full-time engineer.

Advice to Management

Offices with more natural lighting and more open would be nice.

Sample Interview Questions

Not behavioral questions which is nice.
Mostly talked through experiences.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great People, Great Enviroment

4.8 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The people were very welcoming and helpful, assimilated me and other intern into various lunch activities as well as after work things. Cafe was tasty!

Downers

Boring Work but sometimes you gotta start at the bottom

Advice to Potential Interns

100% recommend for anyone trying to get experience and feel of a job in the computer engineering field

Would You Recommend

Yes

The best real world experience in a summer internship.

5.0 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

An individual person is assigned to be your mentor. You share an office so they are right there whenever you need help. The mentors are always glad to answer any questions you may have. The biggest benefit is that housing is completely paid for. These make for a stress-free summer.

Downers

As far as work environment and projects I have no complaints. The one thing I was upset about was that the cafeteria was a little bit pricey. So expect to bring your lunch to work.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you want to get your hands dirty with some real code, then this is the place for you. As an employee, you get 45% off all Garmin products. Also, there is no dress code so you could come to work in pajamas if you really wanted to.

Advice to Management

Make the food in the cafeteria cheaper, you don't need to make a profit from food sales.

Sample Interview Questions

Given a 32 bit number, how would you count the number of bits that were 1's?
Give an example of a time when you were creative.
Why do you want to work at Garmin?
They have a code test where they ask you to look at a function, tell what it does and how to optimize it.

Would You Recommend

Yes

ENGINEERING INTERN AMAZES EVERYONE WITH HIS TALENT AND CHARM

4.8 of 5 stars

Tucson, AZ | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Great learning opportunity, gaining experience, fun work environment, cool coworkers, ping pong table

Downers

That I had to email Travis every time I messed up my time card.

Advice to Potential Interns

Just come in with a good attitude and make an effort to build relationships with people.

Advice to Management

Let me edit my time card in kronos

Sample Interview Questions

- How would you build ____ electronic product? What components would you need?
- If ___ amps of current was flowing through a ___ ohm resistor, what is the voltage drop?
- Would you rather choose a hard task that is a good learning opportunity or an easy task?
- What does the C keyword "volatile" mean?
- What is your proficiency in C code on a scale of 1 to 10?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Aviation Software Engineering

4.8 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Good career experience, good benefits, good workplace culture

Downers

Code base can take a while to get familiar with

Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be afraid to ask questions

Would You Recommend

Yes