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Great work/life balance, not aggressive pay scale.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Salem, OR (US)
Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Salem, OR (US)

I have been working at Garmin as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Strong family atmosphere, great work / life balance.
Almost never any overtime at Salem location.
Relaxed environment.

Cons

Non-competitive pay, even at the internship level.
Issues committing and following through with OEM deadlines.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on maintaining objectives and improving inter-departmental communication.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Satisfying work with flexible hours and excellent management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Olathe, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Olathe, KS (US)

    I have been working at Garmin full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I am given responsibility to complete projects in the way I see fit.
    Hours are flexible, within reasonable limits around core business hours.
    Can work from home in case of mild sickness or inclement weather instead of using vacation time.
    Managers are engineers promoted from within, so they understand the projects we work on and are very reasonable with deadlines and expectations.
    Development tools and hardware are kept up to date.
    Benefits are excellent for families.

    Cons

    Benefits are not as good for single employees.
    Compensation lags behind other software positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retaining good employees with higher compensation. Constantly training new engineers is not cheaper than keeping that hard-won experience with our technologies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Design automotive device for customer market or OE car manufacturer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I have been working at Garmin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very challenging on mechanical development.

    Cons

    Slow product development and poor marketing in Taiwan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a road map for future

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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