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4.8 of 5 stars

Perfect of Work and Fun
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Garmin has the most kind and friendly people I've ever worked with along with a relaxed atmosphere. I was working along side full-time employees who were working on the same project as me.


Downers

I didn't find out what I was working on until about one week before the start date.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin's outstanding trait compared to other companies is the people and work atmosphere. The people are very friendly and welcoming, and working atmosphere is casual.


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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

Understanding the process of Software Engineering from an outstanding company.
Phoenix, AZ | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best aspects of the Intenrship had to be the work culture, and the emphasis on creating quality product. Garmin had a fantastic culture, and everyone seemed to appreciate and love the work they performed for Garmin. The emphasis on creating quality products truly reflect how talented everyone at Garmin is. Each person aims to become a master in their craft in order to product a quality product.


Downers

I least liked the fact that the internship had very few events for interns to explore the company.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin treats each employee with great respect, and the work culture is very positive and supportive.


Sample Interview Questions

During the interview process, I was presented with questions that involved bit-wise manipulation of variables along with simple logic/programming questions.


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5.0 of 5 stars

it was a great learning experience with wonderful people in a really fun environment.
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Paid housing, fun activities, very hand-on, a very structured work environment


Downers

It would be nice to see more diversity.


Advice to Potential Interns

You have to be able to adapt to a fast paced environment.


Advice to Management

It is clear that the company views every department’s specialty as contributing to the organization's overall success. I would challenge Garmin to reinforce this premise even further in the future by initiating more of a balance across departments addressing the issue disparity of compensation among interns.


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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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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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4.7 of 5 stars

Hit the ground running.
Phoenix, AZ | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Real life experience working on shippable features and cases.

Flexible work hours.

Beautiful facility.

An office culture that promotes mental and physical health.


Downers

Location. Chandler isn't awful but its not great.


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Mentors are incredibly helpful.


Sample Interview Questions

Implement itoa.


Advice to Management

More interaction between departments would increase worker cohesion and morale. More intern meetups would do similarly at a more critical period in their career.


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4.7 of 5 stars

Great Internship at Garmin
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The environment was very friendly, and the work was along the lines of what I want to do after college.


Downers

The fact that it was a maintenance job which probably isn't the most exciting job in the world.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to work hard, but be well rewarded for it.


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4.5 of 5 stars

Good experience and great coworkers give an exceptional introduction to the workplace
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

By the end of the internship, I felt very independent; I could do work at a level I believed to be close to an introductory full-time associate level


Downers

My supervisor was not very active in observing or critiquing my work


Advice to Potential Interns

You will very likely be pleasantly surprised by how helpful and nice your coworkers are


Sample Interview Questions

I was given a "quiz" over common circuit design problems (op-amp operation, filter design, troubleshooting questions) that consisted of several different problems. However, you are not expected to be able to answer all of them off the top of your head; your interviewer will offer help when you are struggling. It appears the main focus is to see if you can use knowledge and information available to you to solve circuit design problems


Advice to Management

Overall, I think the organization does an excellent job with their internship program. My current opinion is that my superviser was new to the internship program, and did not have much experience giving interns feedback or interfacing with them.


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4.3 of 5 stars

Best internship ever
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

My manager allowed me space to do my work in my own way. My projects were interesting and challenging.


Downers

At times it was difficult to get the feedback necessary from tooling engineers


Advice to Potential Interns

In my role at Garmin, I did not need to use in-depth analysis techniques as taught in engineering school. Creativity, practical knowledge and intuition are much more important. (this was my experience, I believe interns in the past have done substantial FEA work)


Advice to Management

I liked how i was not overwhelmed with boring (though possibly useful) training the first few days/weeks of my internship. for some people this may work well but for me, this would have been torture.


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