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4.6 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (25 Intern Reviews)

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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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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


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4.4 of 5 stars

A great oppurtunity to do hard yet exciting work, and have a lot of fun doing it. Got to work with awesome people on interesting projects.
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The team that i worked on, we were a group of 8 interns that got to work together to test our section of a much larger project, with really good leadership. Also all the extra curricular activities, most put on by Garmin, outside of work where we had tons of fun.


Downers

Some of the first couple of days were really challenging, at least for me. Most people who were interning were from more local colleges, i was from Michigan. So being really so far away from everyone i knew was hard to get accustom to. But Garmin made this change really easy by supplying housing and setting up activities to meet people.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be confident, just try your absolute best, they are not going to me mad that the new guy made a couple of mistakes. But most importantly, ask questions, the full-timers have tons of knowledge, and most are willing to share that with you so you don't get stuck and get lost.


Advice to Management

Honestly, i thought everything was amazing, compensation was fantastic, especially considering they supplied housing. The flex hours made it everything more comfortable, just about everyone i knew that wanted a position in the company, got one. The training was very extensive (if anything too long), but really supplied a lot of needed information.


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4.3 of 5 stars

Fix bugs and add features to Nuvi and Dezl PNDs
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

- Challenging work that provides room to set goals and grow.
- The work is meaningful; the maintenance team directly impacts millions of customers.
- Very flexible hours.


Downers

- Not the most social environment, but it is a job.
- Sometimes the work can be stressful, but this improves as experience is gained.


Advice to Potential Interns

- Overall Garmin is an excellent company and is among the best in Kansas City. HIGHLY recommended.


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4.0 of 5 stars

Garmin internships are challenging, stimulating, and rewarding
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The opportunity to work with many different people and departments


Downers

The office environment (not the social environment, but the physical office environment)


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is, overall, a great place to work where the pay and benefits taken together are excellent, and there will never be a day when you wake up and don't want to go to work


Advice to Management

More flexible work hours and locations would be beneficial


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4.0 of 5 stars

I got paid to do what I love, programming.
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I've never worked full time anywhere before, but the pay was amazing, like double what I expected. And I was getting paid to program, which is something I love anyway. I learned a ton, had as much fun as is possible at work, and got paid enough over one summer to cover most of my college expenses for a semester. The people there were super friendly and helpful and I could definitely see working there someday.


Downers

Working full time is not fun, no matter what you're working on. But honestly, that has little to do with the internship itself. I don't think I have any thing I liked "least" other than having to be in the office for 8 hours a day.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you qualify for this internship, you have nothing to lose. I have had no regrets taking this opportunity.


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3.9 of 5 stars

Wonderful corporate culture
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Corporate culture, helpful co-workers


Downers

It was in Kansas


Advice to Potential Interns

The company itself is awesome, but make sure you want to be in Olathe.


Advice to Management

More competative pay.


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