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Computer Engineering College in One Summer

4.9 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The team experience was great.
The benefits and team building events were also excellent.
The project was relevant, will be used in real products, and is helpful to my college experience.

Downers

That it only lasted for 11 weeks.

Advice to Potential Interns

Pick a department that makes products that truly interest you. If you have a choice for what project to work on, pick one that sounds interesting but also presents some challenges to overcome.

Sample Interview Questions

Questions about probability
Questions about programming - solving problems by writing C code.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Full time work with the Intern Life

4.5 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The work was awesome, the projects were a ton of fun.
The culture is second to none.

Downers

Mondays...

Advice to Potential Interns

You will do real work, it is worth it. Get ready to learn and have a blast doing it.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Excellent experience

4.7 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The opportunities to be involved

Downers

I have no complaints

Advice to Potential Interns

It was a great internship in a very nice area

Would You Recommend

Yes

Learning to drink from a firehose.

4.6 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The mentoring program was great and the work was very interesting.

Downers

I didn't have as much time to respond to the offer as I would have liked.

Advice to Potential Interns

Go into the company ready to learn from your more experienced colleagues.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Very positive workplace, lots of great people, challenging work, and opportunity for growth

4.7 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

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.

Downers

The t-shirt

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Engineer and create new features for real-world devices

4.6 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The best aspects were the challenging work, getting to see the work on real devices, and the mentorship I received from the full-time engineers

Downers

My favorite part of the internship was seeing what I was working on run on real devices that custimers will actually get to use

Advice to Potential Interns

If you like low level software development, this is a great place to work.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Intern Gains Valuable Experience at Garmin

4.4 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I was able to learn a lot

Downers

Dealing with housing (Oakwood)

Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be afraid to ask questions.

Advice to Management

More formal training would be helpful.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Interesting and fun internship provides real-world experience.

4.6 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Great learning opportunity, excellent team, free housing, and fun events with other interns.

Downers

Didn't learn a very widely used language.

Advice to Potential Interns

Great company to work for.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great place to work on products with high consumer visibility and usage.

4.3 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Independence to work on real-world projects that are needed to get a product shipped.

Downers

Nothing negative really sticks out.

Advice to Potential Interns

Great place to work (good work-personal life balance), with projects spanning multiple industries. Ability to move around every few years, if needed.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Real world software engineering experience second to none

4.6 of 5 stars

Phoenix, AZ | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

-The compensation blew me away, both as undergrad before, and now as a graduate student even more so.
-My supervisor was very willing to work with me to get unpaid time off for my annual vacation with very little fuss.
-I got to work on real problems and write code like everybody else in the office. Any distinction between what I was working on and what a full time employee would be working on came as result of my capabilities rather than a result of my position.
-I learned a ridiculous amount of things about coding both through what I worked on and by talking to my coworkers

Downers

-Working full time is a drag, especially compared to student life, but pretty much any job has that problem

Advice to Potential Interns

If you enjoy software engineering (i.e. coding), try them. You won't be disappointed. Also, don't be afraid to apply even though you "don't feel ready". First of all, no one ever feels ready. Secondly, I've found Garmin to be very good at adjusting to your education level. They will have you work on something you can handle, and that will make you a better software engineer.

Advice to Management

I do not know if this is just wishful thinking on my part, but I honestly believe employees would more effective with a shorter work day. I know personally, after about six working hours, my productively absolutely plummets. I think it would be worth looking into a shorter work day on some sort of experimental program. Of course, sometimes, the work load is too heavy and the company actually needs you to work longer. That aspect wouldn't change, in the same way employees are sometimes called on to work overtime for a 8 hour day.

Sample Interview Questions

-What does this section of code do?
-How could you make this piece of code more efficient?
-Some brain teaser type problems

Would You Recommend

Yes


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