Carnival Corporation Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Pros
  • great co-workers from around the world, great travel (in 7 reviews)

  • see the world while getting paid (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Working hard every day in long hours can be tolerent if we got good motivation from them (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. Personal Vacation Planner

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Vacation Planner in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Personal Vacation Planner in Miramar, FL

    I worked at Carnival Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The money is good, the environment is fun and the people are for the most part great.

    Cons

    Horrible hours and will require you to work unpaid overtime. They force you into staying late and will make you feel like crap if you have to do things like pick your child up from a sitter.

    Advice to Management

    It's becoming very obvious that you have favorite's who you filter the "better" leads to.


  2. Wish there was more growth

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipboard Human Resources in Doral, FL
    Current Employee - Shipboard Human Resources in Doral, FL

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company benefits and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    No possibilities for growth. Compensation is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge their employees and treat them with care and respect.


  3. Showband Musician

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    Former Contractor - Showband Musician in Miami, FL
    Former Contractor - Showband Musician in Miami, FL

    I worked at Carnival Corporation as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very easy schedule, decent pay, free food, cheap booze

    Cons

    small shared rooms, a general feeling of confinement, separated from friends and family for months at a time


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  5. Digital Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carnival Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities and good leadership. Great for first job.

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility as you grow.


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    Cruise Ship Life

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Music Director in Palatine, IL
    Former Employee - Music Director in Palatine, IL

    I worked at Carnival Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Travel, good experience and decent pay

    Cons

    Long contracts, department instability, lack of broad coordination and oversight, unloyal towards dedicated longterm employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible in scheduling and stop reinventing the wheel that was working 10 years ago.


  7. Sr. Mgr.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Miami, FL

    I worked at Carnival Corporation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits for LT retirement Program

    Cons

    Far away from home location not ideal

    Advice to Management

    ! No Comment !


  8. Ok carnival cruise line

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Waiter in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Waiter in Miami, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Ship life is beautiful if you r single

    Cons

    Ship life is worse life

    Advice to Management

    Give opportunity for qualified


  9. Reservation Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reservation Sales Agent in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Reservation Sales Agent in Miami, FL

    I worked at Carnival Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Room for improvement to move to other departments that can lead to better pay. Opportunity to put requests for free cruises just pay taxes and tips.

    Cons

    Schedule is changes. There's bidding for schedule times and people that have seniority get the best times just like trying to get free cruises. You've to sell. You are on a point scale and if you don't meet your requirements will hear from a supervisor..

    Advice to Management

    Quality control supervisors need to be more professional as far as focus on your employees' jobs, not to have your group as a social little group, and if you the supervisor don't like someone in your assigned group don't make his/her life a living hell.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Vacation Planner Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Vacation Planner
    Former Employee - Personal Vacation Planner

    I worked at Carnival Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, product was easy to sell, original refund policy made it very easy to sell as well.

    Cons

    Management not good once SVP of sales went to another cruise lines. Family feel went away. No support of employees. Very shady and unorganized management on most parts.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the values that the old SVP carried.


  11. good start

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Youth Staff (Onboard)
    Former Contractor - Youth Staff (Onboard)

    I worked at Carnival Corporation as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    this company is good as a start up. you can learn a lot of things and build yourself among multicultural enviroment.

    Cons

    sometimes there is no consistency and very often you can feel and see favoritism.lots of working hours and clientele that comes to the ship is hard to handle.



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