Carnival Corporation

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Carnival Corporation Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
189 Reviews
3.3
189 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working in Carnival is the best and you can visit some of tourist spot around the world (in 7 reviews)

  • You really can see the world through this type of work (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Limited growth opportunities, long hours on embarkation and debarkation (in 14 reviews)

  • Long working hours without day off (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Steakhouse Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Steakhouse Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Steakhouse Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about working on a ship is you get to travel and see the world while you still grow in a professional manner.

    Cons

    Working on a ship tends to get hard because you are traveling all the time. There is no consistency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Personal Vacation Planner (PVP)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Vacation Planner in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Personal Vacation Planner in Miramar, FL

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Really a great company to grow with. The potential of making over 100k is there if you put in the years, build your customer base, work long hours and can convince people to book there cruise with you and not ONLINE!

    Cons

    Lots of Dialing 150 dials per day, long hours, incentive plan can be hard to achieve when you are new to the company! Only $7.83 base pay and $25 for a booking someone paid 5k for SMH. Some MANDATORY Saturday's! People will hang up on you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to provide more sales training!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Disappointed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    New experience only. Salaries are funny and work is more and more.

    Cons

    Lets say training for possition in better company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unprofessional seniors, especialy indian managers have no skills, are usualy rude in all departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Carnival

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    Current Employee - PVP in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - PVP in Miramar, FL

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, family atmosphere, competitive

    Cons

    Work long hours, terrible base pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More productive knowledge training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Shipboard IT manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - I/S Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - I/S Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment, no constant pressure from higher management, being able to schedule the workflow by yourself, see a lot of new places. Being supported in advancing the knowledge.

    Cons

    Salaries should be higher. Being away from home for 5-6 months is not always easy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    great employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Fitter Mechanic in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Fitter Mechanic in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, and if you are a good element within the company you will growth really fast depending upon how good worker you are and how you demonstrate your knowledge

    Cons

    i have no cons to this company as its a great place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote candidacy for young people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good, well established south florida company that offers excellent benefits and opportunities for those willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Cruise benefits are difficult to take advantage off and the compensation is on the lower side of the scale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your cruise benefits for corporate employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good entry level opportunity with the ability to earn more than a lot of jobs that require degrees.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cruise Vacation Specialist - CVS in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Cruise Vacation Specialist - CVS in Miramar, FL

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Entry level position with an opportunity to earn up to $70K - $75K. You have to be able to work any schedule between 7 am and 2 am with one weekend shift per week, but the call center does a shift bid twice per year. Your shift bid ranking is based on your productivity versus seniority. If you're good at sales you don't have to wait until someone resigns, retires or gets fired before you can work your desired shift. Health insurance and other benefits are pretty good in comparison to other companies in South Florida.

    Cons

    Getting approved for PTO can be difficult during certain times of the year due to the nature of it being a call center position. Enter your PTO as in advance as possible. If you're waitlisted choose other days if possible otherwise your original request for PTO may come and go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management truly seems to care and wants to see their employee succeed. There are too many negative employees that have been here forever and complain about everything especially sales quotas. It is a sales job of course there will be sales quotes. Duh! My advice to management is to get rid of your cancerous employees. They make the environment unpleasant for those that actually want to be here and make money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Suspect job with suspect pay and suspect job security; tread with caution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meet and Greet in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Meet and Greet in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The cruising benefits is a plus

    Cons

    Management can get annoying at times but if you can shrug off drama, you'll live

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun, flexible, great benefits, and management that actually seems to care for their employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cruise Vacation Specialist in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Cruise Vacation Specialist in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing flexibility by having the option to work from home, management is not always breathing down your neck (even with this being a sales position), decent amount of vacation time and sick time hours even for a new employee, lots of opportunity to do overtime but not obligated to work it.

    Cons

    The top paying incentive tiers are getting more difficult to reach so this position is not paying as well as it used to. Still fair pay compared to other lines. You have to be a machine on the phones, because we have only 4 minutes per hour for a break and a 30 min lunch break. It's not as easy as it seems when you take a large amount of calls daily with no time to re-set between calls. Since its a call center, it is nearly impossible to get PTO approved for when you want it and if you are not one of the top performers, you will probably work a shift no one wants. No room to climb up the ladder. The coaches have been the same for a good 5 or 6 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over all, this is a fantastic, lively workplace. I think it's a great position for someone that is comfortable with making upper 40's and doesn't mind not moving up the ladder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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