What’s your weakest link? What makes you give in, even when you know you shouldn’t? What do you crave when you have had a hard day? Thousands of Americans will stand up and claim that Starbucks is their weakest link. Although I try to control my cravings, I must admit that Starbucks is the perfect pick-me-up after a long hard day. I had the opportunity to be a Starbucks Employee for a short time before I had to relocate for school. My experience dealing with the Starbucks Corporation was a pleasant one, and I feel as though the company is ran in an honorable way.
I chose Starbucks for my fortune 500 company for the class because, as I mentioned before, I enjoy their product and would like to research how the company is ran behind the scenes. By just glancing at the Starbucks website, I found that they believe that any company should have a positive impact on their communities. I am interested to find out whether the really are making an impact on their community, other than feeding coffee addictions around the world.
I have not yet thoroughly explored the Starbucks website, I have found that they long to touch their community in a unique way. I am excited to learn more about how they approach the community, and the influence that they are having on their communities. I am also excited to follow them on twitter as I had not been following them before. I hope to research more about the public relations aspect of the Starbucks Corporation and how much their involvement is in the community and in advertising for the corporation.
I realize that there are a lot of opinions out there about fortune 500 companies. There are a lot of people who agree with things that they do, and people who do not agree. I hope to come out of this project knowing what Starbucks stands for, and discovering whether I agree with the organizations goals or not.