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Garmin

Product Support Specialist

May - August 2019 • Olathe, KS

What I liked

I loved the fast paced environment and the team I got to work with. The full time employees were so helpful and willing to train the summer interns, and it was fun to work with other college students as well.

What I wish was different

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Product support specialist

May - August 2020 • Olathe, KS

What I liked

Great management, benefits, and pay

What I wish was different

Was offered an internship but the program was cancelled due to corona.

Advice

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Product Support Specialist

May - August 2020 • Olathe, KS

What I liked

Awesome supportive environment to help people excel for good pay.

What I wish was different

Opportunities to work part-time during the semester

Advice

Learn all products like the back of your hand
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Olathe, KS

What I liked

The culture at Garmin is incredible. Everyone is very nice and very helpful. There was no expectation that any intern enters the summer able to perform their job. The onboarding process is very helpful and the 1:1 mentorship is invaluable. I was never treated as an intern, either through interactions with others or through the work I was assigned. All interns are treated as full-time employees, with the added benefit of a mentor who sits only a few feet away and is always happy to help.

What I wish was different

I wish they would have given me more time to accept my return offer. That is why I had to decline it.

Advice

Come ready to learn! Garmin is an incredible company and I am so proud to have worked for them. Their internship program is one of the top programs in the country for software engineering.
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Olathe, KS

What I liked

Cooperative employees

What I wish was different

Organization of my time spent, many projects were stumbled through without much guidance

Advice

N/a
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Chandler, AZ

What I liked

I got to work on meaningful, real-world projects that are being used now, and I learned a lot. The company atmosphere is great. Everyone I worked with was highly intelligent and committed to the success of the company, and at the same time, they were all very nice, pleasant people.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

It's a great place to work, I highly recommend it.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Olathe, KS

What I liked

I really liked the employee culture that exists Garmin. Everyone was very kind and helpful whenever I need help or had a question. The company has several events to engage employees and had a lot of intern events to help the interns get to know one another very well. They encouraged their employees to stay fit and practice a healthy work/life balance. As an intern, you were given real project that were either used internally or were a part of a product that Garmin produces for its consumers. Their intern mentoring program was also very beneficial as each intern was assigned a mentor who was in charge of delegating tasks and assisting the intern. I felt very close to my team.

What I wish was different

There is honestly not a lot I that I would change. I wish I would have spent more time there, which is why I’m going back as a full time software engineer.

Advice

If you love working with embedded device, Garmin is the place for you. They have a team for everything related to embedded devices, from low-level chip initialization to operating system and UI design. You will be exposed to everything related to embedded devices.
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Olathe, KS

What I liked

Met a lot of really great people and incredible benefits.

What I wish was different

The team I was placed on was not a great personality fit for me.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask for help!
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Product Support Specialist

May - August 2019 • Tucson, AZ

What I liked

The whole experience was great. They responded right away to my application, the interview process was very friendly and stress-free, the job was perfect, all my co_workers were great, and the management team was the best I’ve experienced.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have stayed on through the semester, but school is 2 hours away.

Advice

Take advantage of the opportunity. Garmin is a great company to work for and this job fit my needs perfectly.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Olathe, KS

What I liked

The experience was very personal. They made sure I had everything I needed and took care of us very well. The recruiters and my team were all very friendly and helpful. They never talked down to me and always made me feel valued as a member of Garmin. Overall, I learned a great deal in the technical aspect and the social aspect of Garmin and the professional field in general.

What I wish was different

The company they went through to provide housing wasn't very organized, but they still provided me free housing over the summer, so I can't complain. Otherwise, I can't think of anything else I would change.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask for help. It's always good to try to figure out something for yourself first, but there is a line between wasting time trying to figure out something complex yourself rather than just asking a coworker for help on a problem they are already familiar with.
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Software Engineer Intern

October 2019 • Boulder, CO

What I liked

The working environment is very friendly. Supervisors and coworkers are willing to answer your questions and provide suggestions. I learn a lot from this job. I really enjoy the company's culture.

What I wish was different

I wish I can be assigned the next task before the last task is finished.

Advice

When you start a new task, it's very important to understand what this task means and what results should be. Work hard and prove your value at work.
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Cyber Security Threat Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Olathe, KS

What I liked

It was a great environment to experience my first internship. I had a lot of fun learning new tools used in industry and being able to create a network within that environment. There was lots to do in Kansas City and multiple events hosted by Garmin!

What I wish was different

One thing I wished would've been different was the amount of projects given. Lots of the employees are busy so make sure you find a project to work on.

Advice

Make sure to ask questions! You're not going to get anywhere hanging around your desk all day.
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Design engineer intern

May - August 2019 • Olathe, KS

What I liked

The work you do is far from busy work, for the time that your there you are treated as a full time employee and that alone is the best experience anyone can ask for when about to enter the work for after graduation.

What I wish was different

Nothing, you're given all the tools to succeed and the work environment is phenomenal.

Advice

It may seem a bit intimidation at the beginning, but everyone you work with is there to help. Don't be afraid to ask questions if something doesn't make sense.
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Software Engineer inte

May - August 2019 • Olathe, KS

What I liked

The people there were friendly and easy to work with. There was a ton of support for interns.

What I wish was different

I wish I hadn't forgotten my social security card back at home. I also wish there were more non-sports related events.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask your teammates for help, make sure to avoid popping in and just send them a message over a messager.
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Olathe, KS

What I liked

Got hands-on experience developing a new smartwatch. Was treated as part of the engineering team. Lots of social events coordinated by other interns, housing paid for, and KC is a great city. PTO, paid holidays, all sorts of additional benefits.

What I wish was different

Intern Expo presentations near the end of the summer felt a little rushed. Was still a great experience sharing what I worked on with the entire company.

Advice

Take advantage of all the amazing benefits and learn as much as you can from your mentor.
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Software Engineering Intern

January 2019 • Tucson, AZ

What I liked

The team culture is really great. It is a small, tightly-knit office and everyone is friendly with each other! We have a lot of fun. And the work is so interesting.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had asked more questions!

Advice

Internships should provide value to both the company and the student. My mentor and team lead at Garmin worked hard to make sure that there would be value for me. Make sure you find a company that will value you enough to do the same!
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Software Engineer Intern

May - July 2019 • Olathe, KS

What I liked

No dress code. Interesting work that was actually used by the company. One on one mentoring.

What I wish was different

A day or two of intro and explanation of the existing code base would have been really helpful.

Advice

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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Olathe, KS

What I liked

Very friendly and inviting workplace. Everyone is willing to help when you're stuck, and you're given real work/projects rather than something that will sit on a shelf after you leave.

What I wish was different

N/A - I really enjoyed my summer internship and wish it could have lasted longer!

Advice

Be sure to get involved while you're there over the summer. There's lots of clubs with a wide variety of interests, and they're very welcoming of interns!
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Software Engineering Intern

February 2019 • Chandler, AZ

What I liked

Great environment, that treat employees very well

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Get involved at the different groups at Garmin, they're a lot of fun!
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Product Support Specialist

May - July 2019 • Olathe, KS

What I liked

I loved getting to work in a positive environment with other people my age. It was helpful to all go through training at the same time.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

I think everyone should have to work in customer service at least once in their life because it really changes the way you think and speak to others.
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