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5.0 of 5 stars

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


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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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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

Great experience for career development.
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.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Garmin offers real experience working on fun projects
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

positive environment and cool products


Downers

no downsides of note


Advice to Potential Interns

When Garmin presents itself as a great place to work, it tells the truth.


Sample Interview Questions

Write code to count the number of 1's in an integer.


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4.8 of 5 stars

The Garmin Guide to Location and Robustness
Phoenix, AZ | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I really enjoyed working in a cohesive team environment and participating in meetings to see what people were working on. I enjoyed the group lunches, programming club, and other social and collaborative events that went on in the summer. I feel that I was well-compensated for my work and that I completed my tasks successfully in a timely manner.


Downers

I did not like that I did not receive a lot of feedback from my mentor in the beginning of the internship. I think a little more guidance in the beginning could have helped me overcome initial roadblocks faster.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is a wonderful place to work. My internship was a language immersion program for Objective-C. I was able to apply the knowledge I learned and obtained through various projects towards a real-world application. Being able to work on a feature that will one day make it to the App Store was an incredible experience for me.


Sample Interview Questions

Why do you want to work at Garmin?

Explain the difference between inheritance and polymorphism (technical question).

Describe a challenge you had in a team project and how you overcame it.


Advice to Management

I think they could provide more training for new employees, as well as more social events (especially for interns) to help new employees get to know other employees better.


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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


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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.


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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


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4.8 of 5 stars

High School Interns Do Exist
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I really liked how the management understood that school comes first and encouraged that. Also, my mentor and supervisor were always giving me new things to read and look at if I wanted to learn more about a certain topic.


Downers

I did not like the age difference, but that was unavoidable.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is the type of company that makes you want a job there after graduation. The people are nice and helpful towards your development.


Sample Interview Questions

What is the radius of the earth?

Find the errors in the following code: *code example*


Advice to Management

I cannot give a good answer to this question because everything seemed good to me, but this was my first internship.


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