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Productive and energetic workplace
Automotive Technical Support (Former Employee) –  Olathe, KSJanuary 24, 2016
Great work atmosphere, everyone is very helpful and understanding. I learned oracle operating system, and how to troubleshoot and operate all Garmin car devices.
Pros
All employees were encouraged to have a healthy, active lifestyle
Cons
Seasonal position
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Productive and enjoyable place to work
Software Quality Specialist (Current Employee) –  Olathe, KSJanuary 12, 2016
Job culture is the best by far. Flexibility with work hours is helpful when attending school full time. Management is involved in helping make decisions for professional growth
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Very Strict Schedule Adherence
Product Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Olathe, KSOctober 13, 2015
This company has a VERY strict schedule adherence policy.. If you are 1 second over your lunch or break your will be written up. Management is lacking, Depending on how lucky you get when you are placed on a team.
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Great pay and good benefits
Garmin International Software Support Technician (Former Employee) –  Olathe, KSOctober 13, 2015
Great pay and great benefits. Sometimes the job is stressful but they make up for it with perks. The company is large so sometimes moral issues may get missed. The supervisors I had really cared and tried to be neutral and non biased at all times. Looking back, probably one of the best jobs I had. I am grateful to have been employed there.
Pros
Exellent pay and benefits
Cons
stressful at times.
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Employees have lots of love for one another
Loader/Sorter (Former Employee) –  Olathe, KSOctober 11, 2015
Work was good. Got this job from a temp service. Worked for almost one year and got let go. There were only three of us that were temps. After being there for almost one year they let me go, I was fine with that because, I saw that they were hiring outsiders and that when I was ready to move on.
Pros
Employees were great
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Great products and engineers, lack of advertising prevents people from knowing about those products
Software Engineering Manager (Former Employee) –  Olathe, KSOctober 11, 2015
Highly engineering driven company that over and over misses out on amazing opportunities for growth due to lack of understanding that advertising sells. Word of mouth gets you the niche markets that Garmin has.

The people are great at Garmin, but the compensation hasn't kept up with the rest of the tech market. The culture of the company also changed over the years from one where employees were treated great to a culture where employees became more of a number. Cost cutting was cited frequently as a way to cut benefits (Charmin Ultra), despite Garmin having $2b in the bank.
Pros
Great people, low cost of living area
Cons
Not competitive compensation, benefits getting cut
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Great place to work, pay not the best.
Product Support Helpdesk Specialist (Current Employee) –  Olathe, KSOctober 4, 2015
They take care of you at Garmin, however pay isn't the best. Fast pace and laid back. Great opportunities to grow within.
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Technical Support (Current Employee) –  N/ASeptember 21, 2015
- Technical Support.
- Gained further knowledge of an office environment.
- Supportive and approachable management.
- Friendly and helpful employees.
Pros
N/A
Cons
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Good first job out of college, but long-term potential is unlikely.
Senior Aviation Systems Test Engineer (Current Employee) –  Olathe, KSSeptember 6, 2015
Doesn't even come close to competing with salary offers from other organizations. Top talent routinely leaves the organization for nearly double salary offers from competitors.
Pros
Very casual environment; no dress code
Cons
Compensation
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great place to start
Third-Party License Administrator (Former Employee) –  Olathe, KSJuly 24, 2015
open to hiring new graduates
casual/friendly work environment
onsite cafeteria
new technologies
flexible schedules
Pros
open to new ideas
Cons
commute
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it was funny
Site coordinator (Former Employee) –  Johannesburg North, GPJuly 14, 2015
attending to email and telephone quires
i learned a lot of things like how to treat people
good management
we where more co-workers
dealing with angry customer
making the customer happy
Pros
no
Cons
yes
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Great company and great management.
Electronics Assembler (Current Employee) –  Olathe, KSJune 11, 2015
Great company.All A plus team.great fun and very good company.they have great benefit package and good holiday PTO hours. I just started great company to work and great management.
Pros
Good health benefits, fun people to work with, ESPP program and 401k are amazing.
Cons
for the new worker some time very hard but they have training for everything so they make easy.
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Electronics Assembler (Current Employee) –  Olathe, KSMay 28, 2015
The way they treat their employees keeps going down hill.
Repetitive work with no chance of moving up.
Co workers are like high school very clickish.
Not challenging work.
Pros
good health benefits
Cons
Management
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Productive and fun place to work
Marine Survey and Cartography Analyst (Current Employee) –  Olathe, KSMay 14, 2015
Data acquisition and editing. Heavy cartography work involving marine charts and bathymetric data to be implemented into Garmin products. Associates are friendly and management is generally supportive.
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Relaxed, business casual environment with professionals who are quickly becoming great friends and collaborators.
UX Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Olathe, KSApril 9, 2015
Relaxed, business casual environment with professionals who are quickly becoming great friends and collaborators.
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Senior Payroll Specialist (Former Employee) –  Olathe, KSMarch 13, 2015
The associates are very easy to work with. The location and facility are accessible. Good benefit package. There is no dress code.
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Fun place to work
Operations Intern (Former Employee) –  Olathe, KSMarch 9, 2015
Garmin was a blast to come in to work. They really respect all their employees and all their products are really cool to work on.
Pros
product discounts
Cons
management
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Good work life balance
Product Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOFebruary 25, 2015
Good work life balance, good place for students to get a job. However, there is little chance for advancement and raises are not good. The management is also subpar. I would recommend it as a first job.
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Good Company!
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Olathe, KSFebruary 15, 2015
I have no real complaints about working at Garmin. They treat their employees well and have a great work environment. My only real reason for leaving is the type of work.
Pros
collaborative environment, benefits, compensation
Cons
type of work, outdated technologies, embedded development
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A fun place to work
Buyer-Replenishment (Former Employee) –  Olathe, KSJanuary 18, 2015
Management was very one sided. Very busy place if you did the work, but management liked to turn and look the other way with certain employees. Hardest part of my job was trying to get everything that the other employees would not do. I really liked the work I did, but never had enough time to get it done.
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