Garmin Reviews

Updated 10 May 2021

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4.1
82%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
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Garmin President and CEO Clifton Pemble
Clifton Pemble
384 Ratings
Pros
  • "great staff great benefits beautiful weather(in 106 reviews)

  • "The work life balance is great with no one asking you to put in extra time(in 86 reviews)

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

  • "Hard to stay aware with what is happening in upper-management(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Good Employer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Southampton, England, England

    I have been working at Garmin full-time

    Pros

    Free tea and coffee..... and no culture of blame and a friendly place to work.

    Cons

    you get pigeon holed in one aspect of the job role most of the time.

  2. "Grinding slog"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Product Support in Southampton, England, England

    I worked at Garmin full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with Good staff benefits

    Cons

    Mentally draining, Awful management,Empty promises. Staff are treated as cattle

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  3. "Great Company but not many opportunities if you are not in the US headquarters"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garmin full-time

    Pros

    Not bad benefits, good environment, good people, some opportunities to move between departments, Christmas Turkey/Voucher and Wellness bonus, you can buy products in a very generous discount, dental/optical scheme. The company is doing well in Sales and it is expanding. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lower than the market salaries, not many career opportunities and promotions, not great exposure to new technologies unless you are working in the US Headquarters. No working from home

  4. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Returns Coordinator in Southampton, England, England

    I have been working at Garmin full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, opportunities for career progression

    Cons

    Obstacles will occur, few disadvantages

  5. "Plenty of Opportunities with Hard Work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Help Desk in Southampton, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garmin full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, fantastic products, high variety of work

    Cons

    Long days, customers a challenge, progression limited after time

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ok"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good products and brand name

    Cons

    Micro management Care only about sales not customers Too many processes, admin and managers are just told what to do from higher up - no autonomy. Don’t care about staff

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  7. "GReat"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Southampton, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garmin full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A great organisation to work for

    Cons

    I have a 30min commute

  8. "A Good Company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Product Support Associate 

    I worked at Garmin full-time

    Pros

    Great company attitude and values its employees

    Cons

    management did not listen to feedback well

  9. "Great company and team to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Specialist Sales in Southampton, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture, great team spirit and exciting products

    Cons

    Global company size can mean sometimes the decision tree is quite long

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Worst company I've ever worked for, toxic environment!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Support Specialist in Southampton, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Garmin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice office location? That's it!

    Cons

    This must have been my worst work experience in my 10 year career, absolutely traumatizing - the HR and management has no respect for staff and treats them like disposable garbage. Terrible work culture, very old-fashioned approach resulting in poor team morale and massive staff turnover. The management is extremely disorganised and has no idea how to run a business. Everyone there is so unhappy and undervalued! The pay is just disappointing and there's no realistic progression path. Avoid this place at all cost!

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