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Understanding the process of Software Engineering from an outstanding company.

4.8 of 5 stars

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great Embedded Systems Experience

5.0 of 5 stars

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great experience for career development.

4.8 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The work atmosphere and location.

Downers

Not applicable.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you are a gadget person, there's no place better.

Would You Recommend

Yes

The internship is entirely hands-on work for a great local company with a global reach.

5.0 of 5 stars

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

Yes

Amazing experience working with a knowledgeable team

4.8 of 5 stars

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

Very interesting experience and you feel like you are not just an intern but a full time employee of Garmin

4.8 of 5 stars

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Gain real-world experience by contributing to the creation of amazing products.

5.0 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Because of the welcoming company culture, I was very at ease with my colleagues. It was easy to ask questions and get help and cooperate on tasks.

Downers

I have no complaints.

Advice to Potential Interns

Do some research on what Garmin does. They are involved in many different market segments. During the interview, they will ask you which division you would like to work in.

Would You Recommend

Yes

At Garmin you get your own desk AND your own soldering iron

5.0 of 5 stars

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Positive people. Quality work.

5.0 of 5 stars

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

Wonderful experience: Learn and build connections while having fun and being generously compensated!

4.8 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The amount I learned was staggering; I really feel that I gained a lot of hands-on, "real-world" training that I wouldn't have been able to get in the classroom.

Downers

I sometimes felt that I got too much help!

Advice to Potential Interns

Strive to do your best--even on simple tasks--and stay focused, I feel that doing so really helped me stand out to my manager and team members.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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