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Cyber Security Training and Awareness Coordinator – new

Garmin International Inc. Olathe, KS

We are looking for a full/part-time cyber-security training and awareness coordinator at our Headquarters in Kansas City, to develop, execute, and… CareerBuilder

2 days ago

Finance Internal Auditor – new

Garmin International Inc. Olathe, KS

We are looking for a full-time Internal Auditor to support the finance and accounting team at our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role… CareerBuilder

2 days ago

Corporate Controller – new

Garmin International Inc. Olathe, KS

Garmin is looking for a full time Corporate Controller at our headquarters in the Kansas City, MO metropolitan area. Garmin's Corporate Controller… CareerBuilder

2 days ago

Java Web Developer – new

Garmin International Inc. Olathe, KS

We're seeking a Software Engineer on our web development team, located at our world headquarters in Olathe, KS. In this role, you'll be responsible… CareerBuilder

2 days ago

Warehouse Supervisor (1st shift) – new

Garmin International Inc. Olathe, KS

It's all about variety when you're a Warehouse Supervisor. You'll provide materials, equipment and supplies by directing receiving, warehousing… CareerBuilder

2 days ago

Product Support Specialist – new

Garmin International Inc. Olathe, KS +2 locations

for this role include receiving and answering customer inquires and requests regarding products, orders, pricing and other services offered and… CareerBuilder

2 days ago

Marine Map Technology Software Engineer – new

Garmin International Inc. Olathe, KS

We are currently seeking highly motivated individuals that have a passion for solving challenging problems to join our Marine Map Technology team as… CareerBuilder

2 days ago

Senior User Experience (UX) Designer - Mobile – new

Garmin International Inc. Olathe, KS

A Garmin Senior User Experience Designer on our Mobile team has outstanding knowledge in user centered design for mobile platforms, and is… CareerBuilder

2 days ago

Product Support Supervisor – new

Garmin International Inc. Tucson, AZ

If you are ready to lead, this may be the role for you. As a Product Support Supervisor, you'll be responsible for direct supervision of a team of… CareerBuilder

2 days ago

Aircraft Certification Engineer (HIRF & Lightning) – new

Garmin International Inc. Salem, OR

If you think you have what it takes, apply for our full time Senior Aircraft Certification Engineer position at our office in Salem OR. Garmin's… CareerBuilder

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    Detached management and few opportunities for career growth, but stable with good work/life balance.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II

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    Work-life balance is good, and you can generally expect 40-hour weeks unless under special circumstances. Benefits package is comprehensive, which includes stock purchase plan discounts and retirement savings plan contribution matching, as well as impressive dental/paramedical/medical coverage. Recently, training has become more prevalent, though the training may or may not directly affect your career path depending on your job function. Depending on your area of interest, the work can be engaging, and seeing your work make it to market can be rewarding.


    Career growth is "encouraged" but sparse; a stigma is attached to those who move horizontally. Recognition requires abnormal levels of sacrifice and even then is reserved for those already in the spotlight; the problem is compounded by a lack of observation and communication. For a non-military, non-government contract company, communication is particularly opaque and on a need-to-know basis; power and position are maintained through tight control of information in the name of non-disclosure. Collaboration and brainstorming sessions are rare, and the creativity of individual engineers is quashed under senior developers and managers who ultimately enforce their iron rule. Exploration and research with high potential to the company is irrelevant; deviation from the dictated path is generally frowned upon. In some circumstances, engineers in a 'team' work on individual projects with little to no collaboration since communication is seen as a hindrance. The work is repetitive; if you become an 'expert' at something, you'll be doing it for life, even if in different forms; without new challenges or training, your versatility and skills will start to wane. Base compensation is not competitive.

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    Management requires more frequent and targeted training; progressive management styles should be preferred over draconian techniques. Management should also take the time to both formally and informally engage their team and promote discussion and collaboration without enforcing heiarchy, and learn to value and leverage the strengths of their individual members. Creativity should be encouraged and rewarded, and management should follow individual creativity closely to see how it can best contribute to the success of the company, even if there is a possibility of the member outgrowing their position. Communication is paramount; egos should be checked at the door and transparency should be promoted. Volunteer information freely, and not only when asked; not just at the highest levels where individuals have little effect, but at all levels, including immediate supervisors. Volunteer targeted specialized training to your employees: their value isn't going to appreciate without some investment by the company. Offer choice and freedom of mobility to your team members; they are ultimately the greatest asset the company has and if neither are offered to them here they will look for choice and freedom of mobility elsewhere.

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