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7 days ago

Internet Business Analyst 3

Garmin International Inc. Olathe, KS

We offer a relaxed team environment (no dress code!) where advancement is found from sharing knowledge, not hiding it! While we promise you a lot of… CareerBuilder


16 days ago

ERP Application Analyst - Finance

Garmin International Inc. Olathe, KS

Must love computers. And the Internet. Sounds simple enough, but at Garmin, we strive for excellence; just loving computers and the Internet isn't… CareerBuilder


7 days ago

Business Intelligence Developer 3

Garmin International Inc. Olathe, KS

Find your inner-geek at Garmin. We want developers who understand the nuances of single- and multi-system applications that perform well over the… CareerBuilder


5 days ago

ERP Applications Analyst - HR/Payroll

Garmin International Inc. Olathe, KS

Must love computers. And the Internet. Sounds simple enough, but at Garmin, we strive for excellence; just loving computers and the Internet isn't… CareerBuilder


9 days ago

Embedded Test Software Engineer - Fitness and Wearables

Garmin International Inc. Olathe, KS

Are you ready to work up a sweat? Our fitness team is looking for self-motivated, confident and passionate engineers to help us create products that… CareerBuilder


5 days ago

Aviation Field Engineer

Garmin International Inc. Wichita, KS

GPS Manufacturer/Distributor Garmin is seeking an Aviation Field Engineer, based in Wichita, KS, to provide broad on-site engineering support to… CareerBuilder


9 days ago

Incoming Inspection Team Leader

Garmin International Inc. Olathe, KS

We're seeking a Incoming Inspection Team Leader at our headquarters in Olathe, KS. Core essential functions for this role include managing… CareerBuilder


6 days ago

Software Quality Specialist

Garmin International Inc. Olathe, KS

We're seeking a Software Quality Specialist to create and maintain functional, validation and end to end test plans that are applicable to each… CareerBuilder


14 days ago

Software Quality Specialist (Portable Navigation Devise Team)

Garmin International Inc. Olathe, KS

We're seeking a Software Quality Specialist to create and maintain functional, validation and end to end test plans that are applicable to each… CareerBuilder


12 days ago

Data Scientist - Advanced Solutions Engineer

Garmin International Inc. Olathe, KS

We are looking for a full time data scientist who is interested in working on a small team in a fast paced environment in Olathe, KS creating and… CareerBuilder


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II

    I have been working at Garmin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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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