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4.4 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (118 Intern Reviews)

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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great Companies Make Great Products with Great Leadership from Top to Bottom; Just Ask Garmin!


Uppers

Culture, leadership, products, and menorship


Downers

Testing and paper work


Advice to Potential Interns

If your passion is engineering, and you enjoy doing it while also working with others, Garmin is for you.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

If I wanted to write headlines I would be a journalist.


Uppers

Working on real projects, freedom, treated like a regular employee (in terms of benefits, etc.)


Downers

I had no issues with the internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin has a lot of fun interesting work for Software Engineers and will take your skills seriously.


Advice to Management

Garmin's awkward, extremely non-standard, and out-of-date coding standards alienate new hires. It sounds like a minor thing, but it is still something you deal with every day.


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Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Growing Together : An Intern and His Company


Uppers

Real world experience Working on something that we actually be used in the future Great environment and people No dress code Plethora of activities to get involved in Good salary and free housing


Downers

I personally was outside of a lot of the typical processes that Garmin employees go through, so I missed that experience. This isn't typical for most interns, however.


Advice to Potential Interns

It's a great place to work, and make sure you get involved and meet new people. Networking with full-time employees and interns is very easy and never hurt anyone.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Fitness Watches Galore


Uppers

Networking with my fellow employees. Everyone is very approachable. Everyone is very willing to take time out of their busy schedules to assist me when I have questions. Free donuts on Friday. The products that I got to work on are part of my dream career. Everyone at the company is very active and it's great to be around as an athlete.


Downers

The science fair like presentations that interns were asked to give.


Advice to Potential Interns

Great people. Laid back environment. Awesome products that you get to contribute to.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

EXTRA! EXTRA! Best Internship I Will Ever Have


Uppers

Being able to work hands on building my own design


Downers

none thus far


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is a company that values its employees and helps to find work that you enjoy and that fits you best.


Advice to Management

none


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

College Student Gains Real World Experience From Internship


Uppers

I enjoyed the team based moments the most.


Downers

I had to park over a quarter mile away.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to learn all summer long.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.5 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

One of the best summers of my life.


Uppers

I enjoyed designing my features and then coding them myself. It was nice to see the fruit of my labor.


Downers

Nothing. There was nothing I did not like.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you get an offer, take it. It is a fantastic workplace.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.6 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

A class is only a struct with all variables and functions declared private instead of public!


Uppers

I'm provided fulfilling work with other engineers to make software.


Downers

I wish I was able to do a little more hardware design with the software design.


Advice to Potential Interns

The majority of the code is in C.


Advice to Management

Nothing! Everything was fantastic.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.7 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great industry experience among amazing people.


Uppers

The work and the people were amazing.


Downers

I don't care much about airplanes, and I need more windows. Sitting in a secluded room all day drives me a little mad.


Advice to Potential Interns

Go in with what you know and don't be afraid to use it. That said, do not be afraid to ask if you need to. People are really helpful, and you get better at your job by watching those more experienced.


Advice to Management

A more prominent stance on how LGBT workers are viewed/will be treated by the company would be amazing. I know in training videos, the words "sexual orientation" were used among protections but they were followed up with "according to law". As far as I know LGBT persons' jobs are not protected by Kansas law. I just don't know if I am able to speak about family with coworkers, etc.


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4.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Gained experience and knowledge while working with great people.


Uppers

work on real projects, relaxed dress code, relaxed working hours,


Downers

end of the year project was a science fair type


Advice to Potential Interns

great place to work, people are extremely friendly


Would You Recommend

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