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Challenging and rewarding

4.5 of 5 stars

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Real Work, Real Projects. No Pet Projects Here!

4.5 of 5 stars

Detroit, MI | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

That I got to work on real projects and that I learned so much this summer.

Downers

The drive. It was an hour from where I live (my choice though in taking the internship).

Advice to Potential Interns

Be willing to learn. Also, take as many computer science classes as you can.

Sample Interview Questions

He asked me to solve a lot of basic computing problems. I don't remember what they are.

Advice to Management

It would be nice to have gotten to know the office a little better, since it was a small satellite office.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Real-world experience in both business and technical aspects of software development

4.4 of 5 stars

Raleigh, NC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The fact that it did not feel like an "internship" was nice. I was being treated at the level of an entry-level software engineer and given actual tasks that impact the development of our products.

Downers

Being a remote site, there were not very many interns, so it did feel strange at times being around the seasoned veterans of the industry with few others in my age group.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you are in computer science, this internship is going to stretch you. Garmin is a hardware company, so a lot of the classes that I was told I wasn't going to be using (i.e. assembly and a lot of the low-level principles in operating systems) will be prominent and perhaps the most important things you have learned. That said, it is excellent experience and a challenging and wonderful opportunity.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Rewarding and enjoyable experience with great pay, great hours, and free housing

4.4 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

pay, benefits, people, experience

Downers

not many job opportunities in some departments and no direct reasons given. People placed in departments that aren't hiring feel overlooked.

Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be afraid to ask questions if you get stuck. They want you to ask questions.

Sample Interview Questions

Standard behavioral questions only

Advice to Management

Be more upfront about the business and hiring practices. Also, give more performance reviews and training sessions.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great!

4.4 of 5 stars

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Garmin Lets Interns Fly!

4.3 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I liked the variety of projects I got to work on. I also greatly appreciated being able to fly in a G1000 equipped aircraft, it gave me a different appreciation for their product. The worst part was feeling stuck on several projects because my mentor and/or manager was not available to assist.

Downers

That my manager and mentor were gone for long periods of time.

Advice to Potential Interns

Consider the atmosphere in which you would like to work. Garmin has a more casual work atmosphere than I was used to.

Sample Interview Questions

How would you troubleshoot a system with multiple parts that is failing on one end?

Advice to Management

Although their staff is ethnically diverse, there are very few women in Aviation Systems Engineering. I would encourage them to try to find qualified female candidates.

Would You Recommend

Yes

A look into the Garmin Engineering World

4.3 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Treated like a real employee. Great immersive experience, lots of events to encourage social interaction with other interns.

Downers

In my position I didn't always have something to do on a daily basis. I'm sure this is not a problem for other areas so much. I was a well qualified candidate for the position I interviewed for and got.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be yourself, the people here support that very much and was one of my favorite aspects of working there.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Work with many different technologies to find your niche.

4.5 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The opportunity to work in a mature code base, and an amazing mentor.

Downers

Garmin is a huge company, and I feel like I didn't get enough of an idea what working with other divisions would be like.

Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin has a wide range of products, and you can certainly find somewhere you will fit.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great internship program at a great engineering company

4.3 of 5 stars

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Garmin's Internship Program is one of the best.

4.3 of 5 stars

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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