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Carnival Corporation Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014

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Personal Vacation Planner Interview

Personal Vacation Planner

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Carnival Corporation.

Interview Details – Submitted resume, called for initial interview within 24 hours. Quite a lengthy interview for a screening type interview. Roughly 45 minutes, but a pleasant interview. I felt it was quite thorough and easy to talk to the interviewer.

Interview Question – Not so much a question, as a constant feeling that the interviewer was not sold on the job. It was apparent from the job posting that the job entails a commitment to ourbound calling to make the contacts for sales. I supposed they have people apply that do not grasp all that commitment entails, but I felt the interviewer herself felt it would not be an enjoyable job.   Answer Question


No Offer

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Youth Counselor Interview

Youth Counselor

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Carnival Corporation.

Interview Details – Interview was relaxed. Questions were about working with different age groups, different kids activities. Additional questions were about living onboard for long period of time without days off, and would I have difficulties sharing cabin with another person.

Interview Question – There was no unexpected questions   Answer Question


No Offer

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Stuard Interview

Stuard
Miami, FL

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Carnival Corporation in February 2014.

Interview Details – Same day interview. Average questions from most one on one interviews. Felt a little stressed about one on one but having a resume and going over it always helps. Was polite, attentive and smiling. Showing interest.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult. All pretty basic.   Answer Question


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Team Waiter Interview

Team Waiter

I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Carnival Corporation.

Interview Details – It took like 2 years to get a job for Carnival cruise lines

Interview Question – What is the name of that island?, ther are like 1,000 islands   Answer Question


No Offer

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Analyst Interview

Analyst

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Carnival Corporation in May 2013.

Interview Details – HR Call , phone interview next day with Hiring Manager.

Interview Question – What stresses you?   Answer Question


No Offer

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Revenue Management Analyst Interview

Revenue Management Analyst
Doral, FL

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Carnival Corporation in November 2011.

Interview Details – I had to wait almost 2.5 months after I submitted my resume online to hear back from Carnival Cruise Lines. When a recruiter finally called, it was clear to me that she felt overwhelmed, but she was nice and after asking me some basic questions, she asked if I could attend a final interview at the company's headquarters the following week. On the day of the final interview, I was instructed to go to the HR department where a very tedious Excel test was administered. Then, I was taken to a conference room where I had four 30-45 minute interviews on a 1:1 basis with three different revenue managers and one senior analyst. None of the questions that were asked were difficult at all, but some of the managers were rather rude and would cut me short without letting me finish my answers. Overall, my perception of Carnival Cruise Lines changed after I was interviewed at the company's headquarters, as I was expecting Carnival to be a fun, yet highly professional corporation. However, most of the people I encountered did not seem to engage in hard work, did not hesitate to gossip about their colleagues in front of others, and had a very negative attitude that resembled that of an underachiever. I was happy that I did not get this job.

Interview Questions

  • What is your definition of revenue management?   Answer Question
  • If you cannot fill a ship when similar sailings of the same ship in the past did well, how would you go about solving this problem?   Answer Question


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Tax Analyst Interview

Tax Analyst
Doral, FL

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Carnival Corporation in August 2011.

Interview Details – After submitting my resume and applying through the carnival website, I received an e-mail asking for my availability for a 30 minute phone screen. The phone screen had to be put off for one day as the recruiting manager had a meeting. The next day, we spoke over the phone. The position required more technical skills than I had, so the phone screen was cut short as the recruiting manager proceeded to interview more capable potential employees.

Interview Question – Are you proficient enough in Excel to create macros and use VLOOKUP logic?   Answer Question


No Offer

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Beverage Coordinator Interview

Beverage Coordinator
Doral, FL

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Carnival Corporation in April 2011.

Interview Details – The recruiter was friendly, but had me waiting by the phone for the interview several times. She rescheduled the call twice while I was sitting by the phone waiting for the call, and it ended up being a whole day later than scheduled. The interview was short and simple. Basic Questions.

Interview Question – What are you long term goals?   Answer Question


No Offer

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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Miami, FL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Carnival Corporation in February 2011.

Interview Details – I applied to this position through my school's career website. Then I was contacted to setup a phone interview.

I was asked a few basic questions:
 why are you interested in this company? what are some of your weaknesses? can you explain a couple things on your resume?

Then I was asked a few scenario questions:
how would you go about raising profits from soda sales on a ship? if we were looking to renew a contract with coke what research would you take into account?

I thought the interviewer was friendly and was genuinely interested in what I had to say. I built a rapport with him through our interview and we had a little conversation about some topics. I got to ask him questions about some company procedures as well and the interviewer elaborated on his answers with stories, which was nice.

The next step in the process was an onsite interview. However, I was not contacted after my phone interview about the next step.
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Interview Question – How would you go about raising profits on soda sales on a cruise?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

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Assistant Technical Director Interview

Assistant Technical Director
Miami, FL

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Carnival Corporation in October 2009.

Interview Details – I sent my resume, personal website, and media packet, via email to the company, I then received a call no longer then a day later, interviewed with them, they offered my 40,000 a year with full benifits, two weeks paid vacation, medical, dental, vision etc. I was one of three out of a 142 applicants to make it to the second interview process, where I had another phone interview this time with the Production Manager, who asked me questions about rigging, automation, set design etc. I was then told that I would then be contacted again in a week if i had a job offer, I was never contacted.

Interview Question – What is Ohm's Law?   View Answers (2)

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