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Olathe, KS (US)
10000+ employees
1989
Company - Public (GRMN)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Navico, Fitbit, Apple
In 1989, Dr. Min Kao and Gary Burrell founded Garmin on their shared vision of integrating global positioning system (GPS) technology into navigational devices for consumers. They successfully brought together their diverse backgrounds, represented by the open space ... Read more

Mission: To be an enduring company by creating superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor, and sports that are an essential part of our customers' lives.

Garmin Reviews

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  • "Pretty good work, but repetitive"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Cochrane, AB
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Cochrane, AB
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    I have been working at Garmin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Young colleagues, everyone is active and the people are really fun to work with. The work is sometimes challenging, there is generally new stuff coming along all the time.
    Benefits are good, gym and race reimbursement.

    Cons

    Endless release cycle, some days it feels like it won't end, and it doesn't.
    Expectation of overtime work.
    Minimal raises per year (~inflation), no bonus.
    Can easily get stuck in the same pattern.
    Too many meetings some days to get anything done at all.
    Easy to burn out.

    Advice to Management

    More variety in work is good! Avoid letting employees settle into a constant pattern.

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Garmin Photos

Garmin photo of: Garmin HQ in Olathe, Kansas (Photo thanks to Flickr user balpeck, available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
Garmin photo of: Royals Charities Event
Garmin photo of: The Big Slick Charity event at #TheK
Garmin photo of: GPS Vets supporting an Air Force Unit overseas
Garmin photo of: Heart of America 5k
Garmin photo of: The Marine testing products at the lake
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Garmin Interviews

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59%
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Getting an Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    smooth process, the basic HR questions. ask some questions about your resume and almost questions you could find in the website. And there are many videos in the website about these kind of questions. you could find them in the youtube. The answers are already in the website

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Garmin Awards & Accolades

  • Best Place to Work for Recent Grads, Symplicity, 2016
  • Best Tech & Engineering Internships, Vault, 2017
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