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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

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

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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4.5 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

Great people, Interesting Work, Amazing to their employees
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I was given my own project to over see start to finish


Downers

Less benefits than I've seen at other internships


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is a place that you can go and most likely be happy working their the rest of your life.


Sample Interview Questions

What is the difference between Java and Javascript


Advice to Management

Be continually open about willingness to have employees work very flexible hours


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4.4 of 5 stars

Great place to work.
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Great work environment, supportive co-workers, meaningful impact.


Downers

A little more training would have been nice.


Advice to Potential Interns

Truly a place that makes you want to come everyday; care about your health and work/personal life balance.


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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

Kansas City's best software engineering internships
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.


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4.3 of 5 stars

A look into the Garmin Engineering World
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.


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4.5 of 5 stars

Real Work, Real Projects. No Pet Projects Here!
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.


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