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Great opportunity to gain experience in a global, corporate type work atmosphere

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Former Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Poughkeepsie, NY
Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Poughkeepsie, NY

I worked at IBM as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Employees generally take great pride in company. Many opportunities for career exploration (rotating to different positions is encouraged. Opportunities to work abroad. Expansive employee training opportunities. Co-workers generally willing to provide mentoring and help.

Cons

Perhaps lack of office community (although this may be unique to my experience, I enjoyed working from home when possible but there are obvious drawbacks). Workflow can be frustrating, certainly ebbs and flows

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    Cons

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