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I worked on real projects which were even more interesting than what most of my team did.

4.5 of 5 stars

Tempe, AZ | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The office was great. Garmin is a great company and treats its employees very well

Downers

There wasn't a ton of intern related events, although all of the interns came together to do events together so it was not an issue.

Advice to Potential Interns

Everyone is extremely willing to help you, don't be afraid to ask questions.

Advice to Management

I think that working hourly while everyone else at Garmin works salaried is annoying, we worked 8 hours a day while most of our team worked 6-7 occasionally working 8.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Exciting work on exciting projects

4.4 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

You stayed busy all summer doing work and intern events, both of which were entertaining.

Downers

Our provided housing was the farthest away @ 20-25 minutes away from work which was kind of a bummer.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be wary of what department you're being assigned to and what work you'll be doing. There is a huge difference between working for the consumer side of things and just writing unit tests all day for aviation.

Sample Interview Questions

Giving direct examples ruins the fairness of an interview.

They aren't technical questions more like puzzles.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Pretty Fun

4.4 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Developing the weather creation tool and knowing the code

Downers

Diving into a massive code base and not knowing anything

Advice to Potential Interns

The company is fun to be at, but the software documentation is lacking

Advice to Management

More software documentation and have mentors provide guidance to their interns besides just sitting there being a question answerer.

Sample Interview Questions

When was a time you had to make a tough decision?

Implement a function in C that doubles every even number. Is there a way to do it without creating any new variables (excluding function arguments)?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Be a part of the innovation of the future!

4.5 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

real work, challenging, people care and want you to learn

Downers

minimal events, no big presentation at the end, not always occupied

Advice to Potential Interns

great people and company culture - you will be welcomed and everyone is easy to talk to

Would You Recommend

Yes

Man fights daily battle with a farm of ants.

4.6 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Learning new software and frameworks

Downers

not much work

Advice to Potential Interns

involve yourself with others

Would You Recommend

Yes

Fantastic opportunity to make a difference in a vast array of different departments.

4.7 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Having an individual project to work on that would actually see use after my internship gave me motivation and a reason to come to work everyday.

Downers

Testing can be incredibly repetitive and boring.

Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin has an excellent location, great building, and nice people.

Advice to Management

Encourage more feedback from supervisors.

Sample Interview Questions

I was given a few problems in C and asked to figure out how to code them. One was supposed to count how many bits in an integer were set, and one was supposed to pass pointers around efficiently. Learn pointers!

Would You Recommend

Yes

Worked on interesting and challenging projects, was inspired to learn new skills, and had a lot of fun along the way.

4.3 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I enjoyed working alongside other Engineers to satisfy our customers requirements. There was accessible help and mentoring along the way.

Downers

I wish I would have been given a better high-level training of software development best practices and aspects such as software tests.

Advice to Potential Interns

Always push yourself to learn about your problem domain. Have a willingness to try things that are difficult.

Advice to Management

I would have liked slightly better compensation for the effort of work that I was putting in. I had to commute ~2 hours every day and did not receive any compensation for this.

Sample Interview Questions

Asking me about times that I had difficulties working with a team. About passed experience in the industry. Also a few conceptual questions over C code.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Excellent company, but mundane work. Excellent team atmosphere and great people to work with.

4.3 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The quality of my co-workers and the atmosphere I worked in.

Downers

Sometimes it was hard to get help on a problem or know who to ask to get help with a problem.

Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be afraid to bother the full-time employee if you need help, but try to solve the problem on your own first.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Well balanced job with a moderate focus on mentorship and training.

4.3 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Comfortable living at home and an encouraging work environment.

Downers

No sense of team: Was structurally placed on team I did no work with, functionally placed on team I never had outings with, and socially related to a third team which was the only one I had an out of work event with.

Advice to Potential Interns

There aren't any quirks to working here. You're paid well and taught well. It's a straight forward opportunity that you can get a lot out of.

Advice to Management

People get used to whatever is given to them. Even ignoring that the compensation at Garmin is on par with other prominent companies. I would however recommend working on the social environment internal to Garmin. The teams in some departments seem to be much more proactive than others in having events whether at work our outside of it.

Sample Interview Questions

N/A

Would You Recommend

Yes

Trials and tribulations of a mentee experience

4.2 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Meeting all of the engineers on the project I have used for many years.
Working on a product I have used for many years.

Downers

My mentor was non-communicative. Was told, by my mentor, that I wouldn't be hired at the place of work because of a question he had asked.

Advice to Potential Interns

Amazing place to work. Things happen everyday.
Be prepared for some rough patches.

Advice to Management

Be more involved in what each employee is doing. Communication is key.
Iron out the individual team boarding process.

Sample Interview Questions

What is the difference between an override and an overload?
What can you tell us about ourselves?

Would You Recommend

Yes