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Updated 24 Nov 2014
Updated 24 Nov 2014
158 Interview Reviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very smooth process, good HR and kind, knowledgeable senior members that interview. Interview was fairly long but very enjoyable, talked with 2 different people about past experience + what to get out of garmin. A lot of conceptual coding questions, a bit of algorithmic coding questions. Overall very smooth, good experience, great company, great office, great work environment

    Interview Questions
    • What are the premium differences between java and c and why might you use c over an object oriented language   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Garmin.

    Interview Details

    I gave them my resume at school career fair. They contacted me after a few weeks to fill out the online application and schedule for a phone interview. The interview took half an hour. They just basically went through my resume and asked some questions related to my school work.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Replenishment Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Olathe, KS (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Olathe, KS (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Garmin.

    Interview Details

    Let me first say that getting hired on at Garmin happens by complete luck. Their application/interview process is horrible, rude and unprofessional.

    I originally applied for other positions within the company but was rejected in all cases. Eventually i applied as a replenishment associate because I had 10+ years experience in all fields they were interested in. The interview process consisted of a phone interview where behavioral questions are the norm. If you pass this screening you get an onsite interview that typically involves meeting with the HR recruiter. If the recruiter likes you then you'll meet with the hiring manager.

    If you don't meet or exceed all of their expected AND desired qualifications don't even bother applying. You'll get an informal generic rejection letter via email a few days after applying. Even if they fly you out for an interview....if they go in a different direction you'll get the same bland generic auto generated rejection email from their HR department. No explanation, no nothing. In my opinion this is horribly unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. Garmin is very take it or leave it. They don't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Garmin.

    Interview Details

    Applied through a career fair. I was contacted by a recruiter and completed two initial interviews that were mostly behavioral. (Times you worked on a team? A situation where you didn't know how to solve a problem... how did you solve it? etc) Then I completed a technical interview. The technical interview involved them asking about my experiences, general questions about programming, then going to the board for a few problems.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mechanical Engineer Entry Level Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Olathe, KS (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Olathe, KS (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Garmin.

    Interview Details

    application->phone Interview-> on-site interview+tour

    Here are some questions asked during on-site interview

    -Introduce yourself
    -Have you used any Garmin products
    -What do you like about Garmin
    -What motivates you at work
    -Strength and weakness
    -Teamwork experience

    All three interviewers were taking notes either on papers or laptops.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Olathe, KS (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Olathe, KS (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Garmin in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Previously had a recommendation from a former intern to check the company out at one of their on-campus events, and specifically who to talk to. At the event, I spoke with a rep and we talked about some past work specific to hardware design. The first technical interview was scheduled the next day. It involved some more in depth conversation about relevant work and working through some simple electronic circuits - op amp, MOSFETs, diodes, filters...wasn't 100% on everything but the idea was to demonstrate the problem solving process.

    On site interview was 2 weeks later. After an HR interview, I spoke with some managers where we did a similar interview as before, including some more circuit worksheets. Afterwards, there was a campus tour.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical interview was challenging but not unexpected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Customer Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salem, OR (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salem, OR (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Garmin in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview lasted about 45 minutes. Be careful how you answer your questions as the person who interviewed me took what I said out of context. When asked my favorite part of my last job I advised that since I worked from home I enjoyed that I was not micromanaged and that it allowed me to flourish creatively. At the end of the interview he summarized that I do not like to be managed and that I do not enjoy working as a team. I am not sure how he got that out of what I said so it is obviously a diluted interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain what you would do if someone calls you with an error code.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Garmin in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. I heard back within the week and scheduled a 45 minute phone interview. I did not realize how technical phone interview was, and was not prepared for the questions, so they did not continue the process. The interview began with very basic questions, but moved into more complex questions about object oriented programming and C++. If I were to do it over, I would have reviewed different terms related to C++.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Garmin in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was very simple. I met up with a representative at a career fair at my school and then applied online. About a week later, I got an email to set up a phone interview. After that phone interview, I got another email to set up an onsite interview. Unfortunately, I was unable to go to the onsite interview, so it was done over Skype with a panel of people from Garmin. They asked a few behavioral questions and a few technical questions. All said, it was fairly easy and actually quite enjoyable.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I probably was able to negotiate, but chose not to.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Garmin in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Met a recruiter at University career fair. Gave them my resume and got a call that night asking if I wanted to come in for an interview in a couple of days. I had one on campus interview with both recruiters that was about an hour long. Got an offer about a week later.

    Interview Questions
    • Played Mastermind with the interviewer. Very easy. Wasted one line but I noticed it instantly and told the interviewer. Got a somewhat lucky first guess and had a very quick solution.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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