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Garmin Overview

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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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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cochrane, AB
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cochrane, AB
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    I worked at Garmin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - outdoor lifestyle
    - above-average compensation
    - excellent benefits and RRSP support
    - Active lifestyle
    - Interesting products

    Cons

    - flat architecture as an engineer
    - some office politics
    - difficulty in rising to higher ranks

    Advice to Management

    - more systematic reviews for skill and professional development / advancement

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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

Experience

Experience
58%
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18%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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23%
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    Software Engineer Interview

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Garmin.

    Interview

    Got an e-mail to interview with HR personnel. Interview with HR went well. Questions were mainly behavioural. I beleive they want to access how you'll fit into their culture if at all.

    Interview Questions

    • Mainly behavioral questions. Nothing technical.   1 Answer
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Garmin Awards & Accolades

  • Best Tech & Engineering Internships, Vault, 2017
  • 50 Best Internships in the U.S. Ranking, Vault, 2017
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