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Excellent place to start your Career

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Current Employee - Product Support Specialist  in  Salem, OR (US)
Current Employee - Product Support Specialist in Salem, OR (US)

I have been working at Garmin full-time for less than a year

Pros

They seem to care about their employees
Great Benefits
Little restrictions on Job
Allows to self-productivity

Cons

some policies are unclear
certain issues done have an easy or clear course of action

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Racist, dictatorial Aviation division

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    Current Employee - Embedded Test Software Engineer  in  Olathe, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Embedded Test Software Engineer in Olathe, KS (US)

    I have been working at Garmin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Decent benefits, good 401k match
    2. In aviation division, work was good. Some of the software developers were really smart.

    Cons

    1. Worst culture for non-whites.
    2. No flex hours at all. Strictly 8:30 to 5:30 pm work schedule.
    3. The aviation division treated a fresher like me with out any respect and used draconian laws to teach me a lesson rather than giving me an opportunity to explain my so called "mistakes"
    4. HR is equally useless and believes in taking punitive/retaliatory measures against erring employees regardless of their circumstances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Stop running this company like a 19th century manufacturing unit.
    2. Your employees are your strength and if you dont treat them right, you will get screwed. The company is already losing talent
    3. This is not Texas and racial bias towards south asian culture is useless in 21st century. Please address these concerns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Olathe, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS (US)

    I worked at Garmin as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    My team was fantastic, and we spent time together outside of work right away. The casual atmosphere didn't prevent things from getting done, and I felt like my team members were very competent while not being over-the-top serious.

    Pay was satisfactory, provided housing was mediocre.

    Cons

    Kansas isn't my first choice of location. Other than that, though, it was a really good experience and I'm considering returning there for a full-time position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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