Garmin's Internship Program

VAULT RANKINGS >> #5 Best Engineering Internships  /  #9 Best IT Internships  /  #24 Best Overall Internships

4.6 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (81 Intern Reviews)

Intern at Garmin's Internship Program? Log in to Submit a Review
3 Stars (0)
2 Stars (0)
1 Star (0)

Displaying 41-50 of 81 Intern Reviews

Sort by:



4.3 of 5 stars

Expertise in Testing, Freedom in Development
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Wide exposure to different programming languages and systems
Seeing how the entire company functions with synergy


Downers

Heavy focus on testing rather than development


Advice to Potential Interns

Learn as much as you can during your internship - the real-world application of your skills results in great advancement in your technical abilities


Would You Recommend

Yes


 I found this review helpful (0 others have found this review helpful)

Report Abuse Form goes here


4.3 of 5 stars

Great Internship
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Working with awesome people on interesting projects, and I can work while going to school.


Downers

Nothing, it was all awesome.


Advice to Potential Interns

Have confidence.


Would You Recommend

Yes


 I found this review helpful (0 others have found this review helpful)

Report Abuse Form goes here


4.3 of 5 stars

I learned way more than I thought I could
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The culture. Everybody is very helpful and wants others to succeed. Because everybody is very helpful, it's also very easy to learn. So much learning took place.


Downers

I honestly can't think of one. I truly loved my internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

Talk to your mentor. They are the biggest help you can get, and they will teach you so much.


Advice to Management

I can't find many negatives. I guess it could have been better, but honestly I didn't want to leave my last day.


Would You Recommend

Yes


 I found this review helpful (0 others have found this review helpful)

Report Abuse Form goes here


4.5 of 5 stars

Software Engineer Intern at Garmin International
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I was able to lead the design and implementation of a project.


Downers

There is occasional downtime, such as when waiting for a slow software build.


Advice to Potential Interns

Many things are based at the HQ in Kansas; any other site will deal with the burden of remote access to some services.


Would You Recommend

Yes


 I found this review helpful (0 others have found this review helpful)

Report Abuse Form goes here


4.3 of 5 stars

Learned and made an impact in a great environment
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Interns were treated mostly the same as full-time employees; the projects given were challenging but not overwhelming, and they had a real effect on the company's products.

The company culture is hard-working but still relaxed and friendly. Associates are concerned with helping others learn and overcome roadblocks in addition to completing their assigned tasks.

Many opportunities existed for interns to interact outside of work, such as regular social and community service events.

Compensation and other benefits (e.g. free housing, paid time off) are very generous.


Downers

I was not placed in the division I requested.


Advice to Potential Interns

The organization's people, benefits, and work/life balance are all good. One should consider if he or she is passionate about the sort of products the company develops.


Advice to Management

This company's products are facing heavy competition from very powerful players in the technology industry. The company's culture and people are great, but retention may become a problem if the company doesn't continually evaluate its strategy and seek ways to innovate.


Would You Recommend

Yes


 I found this review helpful (0 others have found this review helpful)

Report Abuse Form goes here


4.6 of 5 stars

Garmin Software Internship was a huge step in my professional development and career advancement
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Friends that I was there with. The team that I was on was awesome. I had a good project.


Downers

It is work, it may be an awesome place but it is still work.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is a great place to be involved with Computer and Electrical Engineering. They really are producing quality products in a way that you are going to want to be a part of.


Advice to Management

I think that I need to learn from the management there.


Would You Recommend

Yes


 I found this review helpful (0 others have found this review helpful)

Report Abuse Form goes here


4.4 of 5 stars

I learned so much. More than my previous internships.
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Got to innovate


Downers

Some tasks had little requirements


Advice to Potential Interns

Learn all you can


Advice to Management

More communication


Would You Recommend

Yes


 I found this review helpful (0 others have found this review helpful)

Report Abuse Form goes here


4.6 of 5 stars

Fabulous internship in sub-par location.
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Pay. Housing. Company culture. Flexible hours.


Downers

Boring work. Bad location. Bad midwestern culture. Homophobia


Advice to Potential Interns

Be less homophobic. Make the work more exciting.


Would You Recommend

Yes


 I found this review helpful (0 others have found this review helpful)

Report Abuse Form goes here


4.6 of 5 stars

Deadlines
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Real life experience in a successful company.


Downers

The dorms were not the best, though they were free.


Advice to Potential Interns

The work environment is very good and the work you do is actually beneficial to the company.


Advice to Management

Can't think of any


Would You Recommend

Yes


 I found this review helpful (0 others have found this review helpful)

Report Abuse Form goes here


4.7 of 5 stars

Great education, culture and perks.
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I was given lots of opportunity to work on interesting projects, in the setting of a really great corporate culture.


Downers

Not much as for variety of social events, but that was up to the intern social committee and not Garmin.


Advice to Potential Interns

Try it. Garmin has a fantastic internship program and their future prospect seems great.


Advice to Management

Training could probably be more split up. Too many hours of training can be tiring.


Would You Recommend

Yes


 I found this review helpful (0 others have found this review helpful)

Report Abuse Form goes here

Become a Vault Basic Member

Complete your Vault Profile and get seen by top employers