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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


Would You Recommend

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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

Very interesting experience and you feel like you are not just an intern but a full time employee of Garmin
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Challenging and rewarding


Downers

Inability to pick/choose from a couple of projects, instead of being assigned one that may or may not be that interesting.


Advice to Potential Interns

It is a great place to have an internship at and to work for! Great people, awesome HR team, and challenging work. Definitely the top internship in the Kansas Area. I would recommend it to everyone!


Sample Interview Questions

Analyze this piece of code and find if there are any errors and how would you fix them.


Advice to Management

May be a possibility for the intern to pick from a couple of projects, or to ask them what projects they like working on, before the internship starts. That way the intern could possibly choose the one that is of the most interesting subject to them. Of course, they will have to sign some sort of a non-disclosure statement beforehand, but it will make their internship even more fun.


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4.9 of 5 stars

The Real World Challenge
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Employees

Compensation

Management


Downers

Not exactly what I would like to go into but was able to figure that out during the internship and expand my horizons.


Advice to Potential Interns

Ask a lot of questions


Sample Interview Questions

What is a static variable?


Advice to Management

Couldn't find anything wrong


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

At Garmin you get your own desk AND your own soldering iron
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

They give you real projects to work on that will help out your team. It is easy to learn from the people you work with and they are always friendly and willing to help. The project lifecycles are fast enough so that you can actually make progress through the summer (in the consumer segment at least)


Downers

I didn't get to work directly with any other interns because they were spread pretty thin throughout the company.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you would like to play a central role in the development of electronics you would enjoy working at Garmin. As an electrical engineer you get to work with mechanical and software engineers to turn ideas into products.


Sample Interview Questions

Draw a block diagram of a system or product you have designed by yourself or as part of a team in a previous internship or school project. The interviewer then picks a particular block and asks you to describe how you implemented it in detail.


Advice to Management

Encourage more out of work activities between coworkers. The different product segments feel slightly isolated. I think this leads to a 'knowledge island' effect which makes it more difficult to find people with expertise in certain areas.


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4.9 of 5 stars

Awesome career experience and such a great environment!
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I really loved that I was considered a member of the team and was treated as that. I was given challenging projects and guidance on how to accomplish them if needed. I was also given lots of availability to go above and beyond as I took more initiative.


Downers

I would have like to have had more of an overview of the other departments.


Advice to Potential Interns

I think that this company is very unique in their culture. They are willing to allow you to pursue new avenues and markets that will benefit the company. There is a lot of project ownership in the company and that produces a great product.


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4.7 of 5 stars

Take control of your internship!
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Flexibility of work, complete control over project, plenty of help from a team of experienced professionals


Downers

I did complete my project 2 weeks early and didn't have much other work allocated for me, so I felt idle at this time.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is a fantastic company. If you are an electrical or computer engineer, or computer science major, there is a lot of opportunity at this casual but enterprising corporation.


Sample Interview Questions

Many technical electrical engineering questions. For HR, fairly basic questions, such as: "When did you become interested in _______" and questions about prior experiences/involvements.


Advice to Management

I noticed that Garmin has a fairly high turnover rate, and I'm still not sure why. It does leave me a little concerned, but overall not too concerned, as most people I talked to love their job at Garmin.


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4.6 of 5 stars

Work on real projects with great people in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The company culture, free housing, the pay, and getting to work on real company projects.


Downers

No real training was provided.


Advice to Potential Interns

This is a software/hardware company that is primarily focused on embedded systems, so software engineers be aware that the coding is probably lower level than what you are familiar with. However, it is still a very interesting place to work with a very friendly company culture.


Advice to Management

Provide more detailed training to interns.


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4.5 of 5 stars

Challenging work teaches student
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The work was challenging but manageable. The team was helpful and easy to work with


Downers

I did not work very much with other interns


Advice to Potential Interns

The atmosphere is positive


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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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