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Best internship ever

4.3 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

My manager allowed me space to do my work in my own way. My projects were interesting and challenging.

Downers

At times it was difficult to get the feedback necessary from tooling engineers

Advice to Potential Interns

In my role at Garmin, I did not need to use in-depth analysis techniques as taught in engineering school. Creativity, practical knowledge and intuition are much more important. (this was my experience, I believe interns in the past have done substantial FEA work)

Advice to Management

I liked how i was not overwhelmed with boring (though possibly useful) training the first few days/weeks of my internship. for some people this may work well but for me, this would have been torture.

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

great company and great people make for fun work

4.4 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Atmosphere, working on real projects

Downers

Didn't really have any negatives

Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is very laid back, interns are basically treated as full time employees, have heard great things from people in all departments

Would You Recommend

Yes

Gain experience doing real world work.

4.4 of 5 stars

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.

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

Garmin offered the best Internship program I have ever seen

4.4 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Work-life balance, very good benefits and pay, many fun events

Downers

Cafeteria could be a bit better with more varietyies of heathier food

Advice to Potential Interns

Work hard, learn lots and play hard, building a community with your fellow interns and team, have fun for your summer!

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

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

Great place to work.

4.4 of 5 stars

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.

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

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