Garmin's Internship Program

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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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4.7 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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4.4 of 5 stars

Gain experience doing real world work.
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I really learned how things work in the real world.


Downers

I felt like I didn't have a lot of interaction with the other interns.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is a great place to work. I felt like they did a good job introducing me to a great deal of things necessary for work in this industry.


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4.5 of 5 stars

Challenging and rewarding
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Projects I worked on and what I learned.


Downers

Location, not the west coast.


Advice to Potential Interns

It is a very relaxed environment where you are treated like a professional until proven otherwise. Help is readily available if you need it but no one will be there to check on you constantly if you do not seek it for yourself. Ask questions, learn all you can, and enjoy the projects you get.


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4.6 of 5 stars

Great time with GPS
Tulsa, OK | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Working on a real project that will be released and sold to the masses.


Downers

We at the Tulsa office never went to the main office. Which I would have enjoyed doing.


Advice to Potential Interns

Great benifits and purchasing program. Great people to work with. And a program for moving up.


Sample Interview Questions

Project that would apply to poistion.


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4.6 of 5 stars

Garmin Internship program rocks!
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Great pay

Real software engineering work

Great experience

huge employee discount on products


Downers

Lack of instruction


Advice to Potential Interns

Commit to learning a lot the first few weeks to figure out how to become a productive member here.


Sample Interview Questions

Know code. Garmin programs mostly in C or assembly language. During my interview I was given a short "quiz" on the C language. Relatively simple things such as: determining the output of simple functions, identifying errors in code, and optimizing code.


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4.4 of 5 stars

Great!
Raleigh, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Getting to have ownership of some projects.


Downers

Being far away from friends and family.


Advice to Potential Interns

Great culture, good pay. Highly recommend.


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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

Great internship program at a great engineering company
Raleigh, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

How approachable everyone was. I felt I could always ask questions, and was encouraged to do so. The work I did I felt was very applicable to my career, and enjoyed every bit of my internship there. The amount of work "assigned" (for lack of a better term) was not outrageous, but challenging. I learned a lot this summer, and hope to continue my work with Garmin in the future.


Downers

Nothing at all!


Advice to Potential Interns

Bring your thinking cap, because jumping in on a project as large as some of the ones you might work on here will be a challenge. But all of the engineers here are very competent in their work and are able to help. Within days of being there I already felt like part of the team, and was contributing a good amount.


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4.3 of 5 stars

Garmin's Internship Program is one of the best.
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Learning where to use requirements documents and how to write tests properly.


Downers

Work was a little boring to write tests for a full 11 weeks.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin treats its interns very well. Great social experience, great pay, and free housing.


Advice to Management

Less unit testing would be nice. Important, but very boring.


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