Nicholas Karatzas, a Franchise Marketing intern at 1-800-Flowers.com, gives us his internal perspective and tells us how 1-800-Flowers.com feels like a “family business” despite its size:
“Interning here at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has taught me that even a large corporation is still able to work as a family business. On the outside it may seem like an average corporation but internally there is a sense of family and community. Everyone here is so passionate and dedicated to making people smile, and I consider myself extremely fortunate to be given such an opportunity. I have learned concepts of business such as ethics first, morals first, smiles first, and business second and that makes all the difference in a company.
Recently I have been coordinating VIP orders for some celebrities and personalities that 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has existing relationships with. All in all, I enjoy my time here, from all the “Lunch and Learns” to my colleagues. Working under Lisa Hendrickson and Jillian Snell’s direction in franchise marketing was such a great experience. They taught me how to develop a positive and inspirational relationship with a manager. Their motivation truly inspired me to do my best, and I hope to take that with me when I enter the business world.”
– Nicholas Karatzas, Franchise Marketing Intern, Marist College