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EE Design Engineering Intern wins Intern Expo!

4.4 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Everything, I most enjoyed the actual work I was doing

Downers

Far from family

Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is a big company with a small company feel, very friendly but has lots of room to grow

Would You Recommend

Yes

Intern experiences just how much more Garmin does than GPS stuff

4.4 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The work in general, i.e. what I worked on and the department I was with (Fitness)

Downers

Meeting people outside my team was practically nonexistent (maybe due to company size)

Advice to Potential Interns

I would highly recommend with one caveat. If you are a CS or CE major doing a software engineering internship, make sure you get with any department except aviation. Aviation software engineers pretty much only did test code (from the people I talked to) which isn't the best experience if you are past your freshmen/maybe sophomore year. All the other departments seemed to have much more meaningful work for their interns, even though there were significantly fewer of us.

Advice to Management

Compensation seems good for the midwest, but low for the tech industry. I know they have really good benefits that kind of offset that, but unless there is a decent pay raise each year, I am not sure that it would be enough to comfortably support more than 1 person.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Working hand in hand with experienced engineers on an interesting and fulfilling project.

4.4 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Being kept busy with real and interesting work. Learning from experienced engineers.

Downers

Can't think of anything noteworthy

Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to learn a lot and soak it all in.

Advice to Management

I had a wonderful time.

Sample Interview Questions

I was walked through a little test, expected not to know some of the answers. Was given hints when I wasn't sure. The whole point was to test your problem solving and brainstorming.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Exciting work on exciting projects

4.4 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

You stayed busy all summer doing work and intern events, both of which were entertaining.

Downers

Our provided housing was the farthest away @ 20-25 minutes away from work which was kind of a bummer.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be wary of what department you're being assigned to and what work you'll be doing. There is a huge difference between working for the consumer side of things and just writing unit tests all day for aviation.

Sample Interview Questions

Giving direct examples ruins the fairness of an interview.

They aren't technical questions more like puzzles.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Pretty Fun

4.4 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Developing the weather creation tool and knowing the code

Downers

Diving into a massive code base and not knowing anything

Advice to Potential Interns

The company is fun to be at, but the software documentation is lacking

Advice to Management

More software documentation and have mentors provide guidance to their interns besides just sitting there being a question answerer.

Sample Interview Questions

When was a time you had to make a tough decision?

Implement a function in C that doubles every even number. Is there a way to do it without creating any new variables (excluding function arguments)?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Worked on interesting and challenging projects, was inspired to learn new skills, and had a lot of fun along the way.

4.3 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I enjoyed working alongside other Engineers to satisfy our customers requirements. There was accessible help and mentoring along the way.

Downers

I wish I would have been given a better high-level training of software development best practices and aspects such as software tests.

Advice to Potential Interns

Always push yourself to learn about your problem domain. Have a willingness to try things that are difficult.

Advice to Management

I would have liked slightly better compensation for the effort of work that I was putting in. I had to commute ~2 hours every day and did not receive any compensation for this.

Sample Interview Questions

Asking me about times that I had difficulties working with a team. About passed experience in the industry. Also a few conceptual questions over C code.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Excellent company, but mundane work. Excellent team atmosphere and great people to work with.

4.3 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The quality of my co-workers and the atmosphere I worked in.

Downers

Sometimes it was hard to get help on a problem or know who to ask to get help with a problem.

Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be afraid to bother the full-time employee if you need help, but try to solve the problem on your own first.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Well balanced job with a moderate focus on mentorship and training.

4.3 of 5 stars

Kansas City, KS | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Comfortable living at home and an encouraging work environment.

Downers

No sense of team: Was structurally placed on team I did no work with, functionally placed on team I never had outings with, and socially related to a third team which was the only one I had an out of work event with.

Advice to Potential Interns

There aren't any quirks to working here. You're paid well and taught well. It's a straight forward opportunity that you can get a lot out of.

Advice to Management

People get used to whatever is given to them. Even ignoring that the compensation at Garmin is on par with other prominent companies. I would however recommend working on the social environment internal to Garmin. The teams in some departments seem to be much more proactive than others in having events whether at work our outside of it.

Sample Interview Questions

N/A

Would You Recommend

Yes

Trials and tribulations of a mentee experience

4.2 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Meeting all of the engineers on the project I have used for many years.
Working on a product I have used for many years.

Downers

My mentor was non-communicative. Was told, by my mentor, that I wouldn't be hired at the place of work because of a question he had asked.

Advice to Potential Interns

Amazing place to work. Things happen everyday.
Be prepared for some rough patches.

Advice to Management

Be more involved in what each employee is doing. Communication is key.
Iron out the individual team boarding process.

Sample Interview Questions

What is the difference between an override and an overload?
What can you tell us about ourselves?

Would You Recommend

Yes

Garmin gives interns real-world engineering experience

4.2 of 5 stars

Kansas City, MO | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The work was fast-paced and challenging, the people were welcoming, and the opportunities for involvement were numerous

Downers

It was a little difficult to get to know the other interns because we were working on such different projects

Advice to Potential Interns

Expect to work hard during the summer and be challenged.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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