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Garmin Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
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3.5 237 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

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Clifton Pemble

(79 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance for where I am in life right now is amazing (in 17 reviews)

  • Great benefits and they take care of their employees (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • The big con here is that there is very little structure for career path development (in 10 reviews)

  • It's hard to move up in the ranks while working in Salem (in 5 reviews)

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    Project Manager (Current Employee) Olathe, KS (US)

    ProsThe people at Garmin are great to work with. Benefits are awesome and management is flexible about work schedules and time off. Very fitness-minded, work/life balance is excellent.

    ConsLack of structure and organization can be frustrating. Seems we are changing direction often, and with what appears to be very little forethought. There is always something new, which is soon abandoned for the next new trend in process management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to start and thats it!

    Software Engineer II (Former Employee) Olathe, KS (US)

    ProsGot to learn a lot in the begining. Technology was innovative. Excellent benefits. Great mentors that pull you along very well. Kind of flexible hours. No parking problems.

    ConsHeavy micro management. No room for growth. You do similar stuff for years. Late to market. Low pay. Review system is terrible. Only designed to find flaws. Low raises, low bonuses, if any. No room for promotions. Very conservative upper management all the way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe open to new ideas. Reward employees more than once a year. Don't nickle and dime for every thing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to start

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee) Olathe, KS (US)

    ProsGood work ethics and innovative

    ConsNot competitive pay and relatively very conservative

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpand in to other areas. Look for growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice working atmosphere, but less appreciation

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Würzburg (Germany)

    ProsFlexible working hours
    nice atmosphere
    Open policy

    Conscomp & benefits under average

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your employees as you do other sorts of capital

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It is a paycheck

    Customer Care (Current Employee) Olathe, KS (US)

    ProsGreat health insurance, great co-workers, HR is friendly, good management

    ConsRanking system, personal growth is non-existent in call center environment, pay is low

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider changes to the ranking and raise system.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A good place to learn, but don't expect any recognition.

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee) Salem, OR (US)

    ProsGreat coworkers. Highly skilled subset of people within. Good benefits

    ConsNot much available for advancement. A lot of hoops to go through to get to the next level of your job, some unobtainable because of the length of project time and time of year advancements go through. Raises are laughable at best, and have rarely beat inflation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBonuses, better advancement/recognition, these things will greatly improve morale. A lot of the time it feels like you're looking through rose colored glasses at the rest of us.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO (US)

    ProsTechnology, Industry , Good team mates and manager

    Conscompensation is low compared to the compensation at other places in the area

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ERP Applications Analyst (Current Employee) Olathe, KS (US)

    ProsWell respected company in both the community and the industry.

    ConsNo equal treatment by management. What's ok for one associate to do is not ok for another. One associate can be habitually late for work (30 to 90 minutes late every day) yet others are asked to make up time if they want to leave 30 minutes early for a doctor's appointment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair and be equal. 90% of the jobs in IT could be done from home - yet there are only a select few that are allowed to work from home - seemingly when ever they want. I think management needs to reconsider its stance on "what's fair isn't always what's equal". If things aren't equal (relatively speaking) - they are never going to be fair. Associates being given special treatment causes resentment among other associates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Friendly people, good company, but progress is slow and pay is low.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Olathe, KS (US)

    ProsCool company objectives, cool products,

    ConsTakes forever for changes to be implemented

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward employees more often than the once-a-year reviews

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good learning experience

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Olathe, KS (US)

    ProsStable company
    Smart people to work with

    ConsToo passive with respect to compensation
    Not much encouragement for growth
    Horrible cafeteria

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation should be attractive esp. when expectation is that employees have to work hard

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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