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    good as 1st job after moving abroad, horrible place to work in, very destructive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Care in Southampton, England
    Former Employee - Customer Care in Southampton, England

    I worked at Garmin full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They hire anyone technical minded

    Cons

    Low pay, whole department is treated as 'they guys at the bottom' - especially by HR, management is made of people that survived in Garmin for many years so it's negative selection in it's finest (good people left long ago)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit and hire real management

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO

Garmin Interviews

Updated 16 Oct 2014
Updated 16 Oct 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

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    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.

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

Garmin Awards and Accolades

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100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009
America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009

Additional Info

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Website www.garmin.com
Headquarters Olathe, KS
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1989
Type Company - Public (GRMN)
Industry Telecommunications
Revenue £1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors Navico, MiTAC, TomTom

Garmin hopes to make stopping to ask for directions a thing of the past. The company manufactures navigation products that use Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to wirelessly deliver geographic location data through satellite communications. Its portable products incorporate electronic maps and navigational charts. Garmin also makes communications devices that combine cellular and GPS technology. Boat maker Ranger and Piper Aircraft incorporate Garmin equipment into their products. The company sells its consumer products through retailers including Bass Pro Shops... More

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