You know how, at just about every workplace you've ever been a part of, there's always that one person who is just a pain in the butt to work with? Whether they are annoying, loud, rude, heartless, or ****, there's always one. I thought that was true until this internship. There honestly wasn't anyone that I didn't enjoy working with. Aside from that, I love the flexibility of hours, dress code, having my own (shared) office, different social/volunteer committees, and the pay is pretty fantastic. I was pretty stunned when I was told what the rate was, even for interns.
Advice to Potential Interns
There is so much to do at Garmin. I only had a very small slice of a slice of everything there is, and it was still quite a lot. There's something there for everyone, so at least ask some questions and check it out.
Advice to Management
Everything seemed pretty solid to me. Except for the intern shirts. I keep bringing that up like it's a big deal. It's really not at all, but that's the only complaint I can think of.
Sample Interview Questions
They were mostly questions about my abilities and what I was capable of doing and/or learning to do. There are no bogus hypothetical questions, like what part of a sandwich are you and why. No. It was more legit, "What courses have you taken in this area? Do you enjoy this sort of work? Where, outside of school and a job, have you utilized and applied what you've learned? How confident are you about this sort of thing? Can you explain what the output of this program would be in C?", sort of questions. My ability to learn new stuff was also tested, although probably unintentionally, which I think helped me get the internship.