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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

Hit the ground running.

4.7 of 5 stars

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Educational, Fantastic, Flexible

4.6 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Flexible work schedule around school hours

Understanding from managment about school obligations

After graduation potential

Engaging work

Downers

I wish there were bigger projects, though I do understand that the smaller projects and Jiras are aimed to allow us to be flexible in our schedule

Advice to Potential Interns

Really seems to love their employees, take advantage of the learning opportunities and talk to your coworkers about their experiences

Would You Recommend

Yes

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-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

Kansas City's best software engineering internships

4.6 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Good pay for the area, strong mentoring process, very friendly environment

Downers

I would have liked to get more feedback from my mentor and manager along the way.

Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be afraid to ask questions - but when possible, always provide your own potential solutions to the question.

Sample Interview Questions

Explain what this set of code does. How would you optimize it?

Advice to Management

Compensation is low compared to Silicon Valley (understandable). It's already a great work environment, with nice facilities and friendly peopel.

Would You Recommend

Yes

This is the reason you're getting your degree.

4.6 of 5 stars

Anaheim, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I learned as much in the 6 month internship as i did in 3 years of college. Flexible hours, will help pay for your masters.

Downers

Some of the work is work that noone else in the office wanted to do, but thats being an intern in a nut shell.

Advice to Potential Interns

Know your C++ programming, virtual functions, critical regions (mutex), and some programming models.

Sample Interview Questions

What is a pure virtual function? What is a critical region? What is a mutex? Be able to show in code proper inheritance of classes, and virtual functions.

Advice to Management

Honestly, everything was great.

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

An Incredible Experience

4.7 of 5 stars

Phoenix, AZ | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The best aspect of the internship was working on

Downers

The thing that I liked "least" was working on the project in its current phase. To elaborate, our product was in its certification phase, which means there is very little development work to be done, and lots of busy work spent testing the system. However, this is a very important part of any product, and provides an incredible internship experience, it just isn't always the most riveting thing to be done.

Advice to Potential Interns

As with any internship, make sure that you engage in the culture that exists. Get to know the employees that you are working with. As silly as it sounds, going out to lunch with people on the team can really help you assimilate into the culture and get others used to having you there.

Sample Interview Questions

Evaluate this piece of recursive code.

What kind of embedded or systems projects have you worked on?

Advice to Management

"Corporate" training was loosely defined and not well documented on what we were supposed to complete and by when.

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

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