Garmin makes products that are engineered on the inside for life on the outside. We do this so our customers can make the most of the time they spend pursuing their passions. Garmin introduced its first GPS navigation product in 1989 and has since grown into a global consumer products leader serving the automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets. With more than 18,000 associates in 34 countries, we think every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday.
Garmin products are routinely recognized for innovation, utility and overall excellence in the markets we serve. In 2021, Garmin Autoland, the world’s first certified autonomous aviation emergency landing technology, was awarded the Collier Trophy by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America. And for the seventh consecutive year, Garmin was recently named the Manufacturer of the Year by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA).
Great ideas sometimes come from singular inspiration, but more often they’re a result of collaborative effort. Inside Garmin, we like to foster an environment of participation and engagement. We support professional development, offer well-designed career paths and adhere to a policy that prioritizes promoting from within the company to maximize the opportunities for our associates. We are also committed to being a good corporate citizen and providing opportunities for associates to contribute toward a healthy, sustainable world.
Kids can get on-the-job training that could help them decide where to take their career. Check out our work-study program, designed to flex around high school class schedules. Students gain hands-on experience within Garmin walls during their senior year and find opportunities that can grow into a career. Talk about a good reason to cut class. And trust us … this reason is teacher- and parent-approved.