Garmin Reviews

Updated 20 Sep 2020

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4.0
83%
Recommend to a Friend
96%
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Garmin President and CEO Clifton Pemble
Clifton Pemble
336 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly work environment and great benefits(in 101 reviews)

  • "The work life balance is great with no one asking you to put in extra time(in 81 reviews)

Cons
  • "Non engineering positions do not have much of an opportunity for career path development/growth(in 22 reviews)

  • "Cliff (the CEO) was once a software engineer and a lot of upper management started out in engineering as well(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Micromanagement in the most disorganized manner, combined with a lot of empty promises, recipe for disaster."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Eastern Creek
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a very fun place to work. Everybody gets a long with every body, easy work, they let you borrow products over weekend periods. There's free fruit too.

    Cons

    Almost every single day, there is a meeting, that goes nowhere. The work is very mediocre but if management sort of sees you excelling at your work, they will find something wrong with your work. There is a lot of favouritism, so you should tread lightly if you get offered a position. They make mediocre work seem harder than what it is, I guess it's a sort of method to ensure that nobody has the potential for career progression. Management is not as transparent and integral as they make themselves out to be. They are also not as supportive as they make themselves out to be, I was robbed of a substantial amount of money, management instead berrated me, which is really not believe speak to somebody who had just been robbed. They are very inconsistent and it can be difficult to interact with some of the managers. An example of this would be one time I was running late to work and we are expected to make a phone call if we expect to be late. I made multiple attempts at calling my team leader however he just kept rejecting my phone calls, I had to contact another employee to relay that message. Very rude and very disorganised management and it can be quite daunting, unless you're looking for a job where you just want to be repetitive, I do not recommend working here, essentially your talents will be wasted. Also the level 2 support is a bit unsupportive. The trainer there is kind of like a "trigger-happy" trainer, really hard to work with because trainers backflip a lot, so it is difficult to get the appropriate feedback needed. There is no work life balance they will make you stay there for as long as it takes for a phone queue to finish. Due to the fact that management is trying very hard to keep the call centre within Australia, they will make you bend over for a customer.

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  2. "Stone age"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Garmin

    Pros

    Small degree of autonomy and flexibility

    Cons

    Presenteeism, lack of trust between senior management and staff

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  3. "Phenomenal Company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Product Support Specialist in Olathe, KS

    I worked at Garmin full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture and great benefits

    Cons

    Really none to say, all-around great company

  4. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice company , good place to work and nice ecosystem

    Cons

    No bad experience in the company and no bathing about the company

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Garmin really feels like an engineering company. The priority is quality. There are many bright engineers to help you out if you get stuck. The work life balance is great with no one asking you to put in extra time.

    Cons

    There are processes that help ensure quality but slow down the process. For the company that's good, but sometimes you wish you could just crank out code.

  6. "excellent company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Auckland, Auckland

    I have been working at Garmin full-time

    Pros

    Experienced, Knowlegable and friendly staff

    Cons

    Covid has made it difficult to go to the office, but I can work from home

  7. "great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Worker in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good idea benefit location size

    Cons

    huge country age group old

  8. "Good way to get your foot in the door and gain experience in GIS."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cartography Technician in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Garmin full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    relaxed environment, steady work, good benefits

    Cons

    At times, work can be mundane and not engaging.

  9. "Great place to work!"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Garmin full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits; aviation training reimbursement, great location, no traffic on commute

    Cons

    Lower salaries than industry average in general...

  10. "Great Brand with terrible management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative products, laid back culture and reasonable compensation

    Cons

    Backstabbing overseas colleagues, HQ management protective of their own people.

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