Garmin Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I interviewed online - interviewed at Garmin.

Interview Details

The phone interview was mostly technical. The questions that I was asked have already been posted. I will be interviewing in person. I will tell more when I'm completely done with the interview process.

Interview Questions
  • I would say most of the questions have already been posted.   Answer Question
No Offer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Garmin.

    Interview Details

    Applied online had initial phone interview a few days later then never heard from them again. Emailed the recruiter and HR person just to see if position had been filled or if I was not being considered ...not even a courtesy response

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Garmin in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial hiring process is started by filling an application through their online system. Even at job fairs at college and such, that's how it works. If your resume attracts attention, and they don't lose you in their paperwork (as happened to me the first time) then you get a phone interview. Having a friend on the inside to speak on your behalf can cut the change of being overlooked, since their HR hiring people are scatterbrained. If you pass the phone interview, then you are invited to Garmin for a tour, and a series of interviews with the departments looking for new hires. They ask you to bring code you have written for them to review, but only 2 out of the 10 or so people I interviewed with actually looked at it. If the general consensus among those you interview with is good, then you are offered a job. You get to choose preferences for department, and as far as I can tell, you get the most preferred department that also wanted you.

    Interview Questions
    • The in-person interviews at Garmin that follow the phone interview are done by engineers, and the interviews are very technical. Keep in mind that most of Garmin deals mostly in C, and plan for a technical interview accordingly. The hardest questions was probably about the minimum number of bits required to encode information about a street in a GPS system (including speed limit as a multiple of 5, up to a certain limit, and several other bits of info they give you).   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They did not seem open to negotiation, but mine was an interview for an entry-level position, so that may have affected it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chandler, AZ (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Garmin in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Smooth process. I was contacted by HR and the hiring manager. HR call was non technical, and the Hiring manager called me in for a fact to face interview which was very technical

    Interview Questions
    • Several questions were somewhat difficult, but not unusually so. The most difficult one involved developing an efficient sort algorithm for a specific data structure.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Garmin in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    They sent me an email asking for a transcript and a phone interview with an HR person. The interview was supposed to be between half an hour to an hour.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no technical questions - just standard interview questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Garmin.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was contacted for part time job.

    Interview Questions
    • 50% was behavior and the other 50% was about the programming with C++ and data structures.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Garmin in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Talked to a recruiter at the University career fair. Then had a phone interview mainly focused on my resume and past projects. From there I was brought onsite for two technical interviews with their engineers.

    Interview Questions
    • Calculate a moving average that considers the last N values. Then discuss handle incoming data. Consider time and memory complexity.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Olathe, KS (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Garmin in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    30 min HR interview followed up with a 30 min test

    Interview Questions
    • They have you look at code and tell them what it does and what you could do to make the code more efficient.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I love the company very much but Kansas isn't my type of place.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Initially contacted by recruiter, exchanged multiple emails, had 2 phone interviews that seemed to be checking to see if I was indeed a human. After that all contact was cut off and I could not get a hold of my HR contact.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was that difficult, standard "interview questions"   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Garmin.

    Interview Details

    Invited me to they're campus. Interviewed with two software engineers. Gave me a tour of the building after the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about c programming. Nothing too difficult, I was just in inexperienced at the time.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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