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4.8 of 5 stars

Intern has an amazing summer working at Garmin, knocks it out of the park!
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

friends, work, team, atmosphere, compensation


Downers

Minimum length is 10 characters.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is an amazing place to work at, but try to avoid ending up on an aviation software team, unless you know that's what you really want.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Most fun I've ever had working
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The other employees and the environment were excellent


Downers

Kansas City isn't all that great of a location


Advice to Potential Interns

Get involved with the other interns. The social environment at Garmin is amazing


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5.0 of 5 stars

it was a great learning experience with wonderful people in a really fun environment.
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Paid housing, fun activities, very hand-on, a very structured work environment


Downers

It would be nice to see more diversity.


Advice to Potential Interns

You have to be able to adapt to a fast paced environment.


Advice to Management

It is clear that the company views every department’s specialty as contributing to the organization's overall success. I would challenge Garmin to reinforce this premise even further in the future by initiating more of a balance across departments addressing the issue disparity of compensation among interns.


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4.9 of 5 stars

Work is so much better than school
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Rewarding work

Great people and culture


Downers

I liked pretty much everything. Nothing to complain about.


Advice to Potential Interns

Take the job. Time spent at Garmin is time well spent.


Advice to Management

Don't put everyone in Aviation. It is hard to retain interns when all they do is write test code.


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4.8 of 5 stars

The Garmin Guide to Location and Robustness
Phoenix, AZ | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I really enjoyed working in a cohesive team environment and participating in meetings to see what people were working on. I enjoyed the group lunches, programming club, and other social and collaborative events that went on in the summer. I feel that I was well-compensated for my work and that I completed my tasks successfully in a timely manner.


Downers

I did not like that I did not receive a lot of feedback from my mentor in the beginning of the internship. I think a little more guidance in the beginning could have helped me overcome initial roadblocks faster.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin is a wonderful place to work. My internship was a language immersion program for Objective-C. I was able to apply the knowledge I learned and obtained through various projects towards a real-world application. Being able to work on a feature that will one day make it to the App Store was an incredible experience for me.


Sample Interview Questions

Why do you want to work at Garmin?

Explain the difference between inheritance and polymorphism (technical question).

Describe a challenge you had in a team project and how you overcame it.


Advice to Management

I think they could provide more training for new employees, as well as more social events (especially for interns) to help new employees get to know other employees better.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Gain real-world experience by contributing to the creation of amazing products.
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Because of the welcoming company culture, I was very at ease with my colleagues. It was easy to ask questions and get help and cooperate on tasks.


Downers

I have no complaints.


Advice to Potential Interns

Do some research on what Garmin does. They are involved in many different market segments. During the interview, they will ask you which division you would like to work in.


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4.8 of 5 stars

Hands on software engineering internship with real world work
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The work being done will actually be used, you get placed on a team just like a regular full-time employee, and you function like a true full time employee for the duration of your internship.


Downers

The intern social group sent out too many emails.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you have the skills to work effectively on a team in a real world environment and you like challenging work, I suggest this place of work.


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4.8 of 5 stars

Great Experience working on Real World Problems
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Ability to work on your project without someone breathing down your neck, giving one the opportunity to solve problems on their own.


Downers

There were not many complaints.


Advice to Potential Interns

Garmin will give you a great experience working on projects that actually benefit the company. They also pay well and offer fully furnished apartments.


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4.9 of 5 stars

Awesome career experience and such a great environment!
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I really loved that I was considered a member of the team and was treated as that. I was given challenging projects and guidance on how to accomplish them if needed. I was also given lots of availability to go above and beyond as I took more initiative.


Downers

I would have like to have had more of an overview of the other departments.


Advice to Potential Interns

I think that this company is very unique in their culture. They are willing to allow you to pursue new avenues and markets that will benefit the company. There is a lot of project ownership in the company and that produces a great product.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Garmin Internship Provides Real-World Experience
Kansas City, KS | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Accurate representation of what a full-time job is like, we get to work on real projects, we feel like we make a huge, positive, difference


Downers

Even in the suburbs, Kansas City traffic can be scary


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be intimidated by any step of the process, everyone is incredibly nice.


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