Carnival Corporation

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Carnival Corporation Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
190 Reviews
3.3
190 Reviews
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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.  

    Company in transition. Lots of opportunities but must be flexible.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Miami, FL

    I worked at Carnival Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Carnival Cruises is a fun business so it is enjoyable to spend your workday thinking about a vacation experience. They offer the normal benefits package for big companies including access to discounted cruises. There are a lot of great people and a real desire by all to make things better. Nice internal professional development training classes.

    Cons

    Carnival is in transition and coming to terms with the fact they are not a small, family-owned business anymore. Up until this point there has not been an appetite by management to make the key infrastructure investment in systems and people for the employees and company as a whole to be set up for success. There has also been a lack of strong leadership by the C-suite in setting company-wide priorities. This has contributed to a sense of departments actively working to fortify their silos of power to try to get their own initiatives pushed through regardless of what else is happening. The senior leadership (VPs and above) is well educated but many lack practical work experience and are very green. There is little to no career path development within the company so set your expectations to get some great work experiences and that you will move somewhere else when ready to move to the next level professionally. The compensation is typically below market rates and the health insurance is really poor in comparison to coverage options at comparable sized companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set clear company priorities; unite all departments to work toward these goals; provide the basic systems (ie inventory management, commerce platforms, CRM, reporting etc) for employees to do their jobs effectively; staff up accordingly and bring in temp/contract help more often for one-off projects or temporary needs; show the employees you care through the above recommendations and more generous compensation/benefit packages (not just food truck days).

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The company is OK ... but shiplife isn't

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teen Activities Director
    Former Employee - Teen Activities Director

    I worked at Carnival Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back company with fun atmosphere and great chance to meet new people
    Fun lifestyle

    Cons

    unfair treatment of "crew" versus "staff"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enter the 21st century with everyone else, and treat all your employees equally!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    It was a great tough experience, visited so many places and learnt to work with a wide variety of different people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guest Services Associate in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Guest Services Associate in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    You'll have a chacne traveling around the Caribbean and you got to visit a lots of beautiful places. I was developed strong work ethic. They taunght me and provided the necessary skills.

    Cons

    Being away family and friends at least 6months at a time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good management skills are efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Goal oriented and focused on employee growth

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carnival Corporation

    Pros

    "Unlimited" ceiling on salary. The more you sell the better the paycheck. Great benefits and vacation time. Quality training.

    Cons

    Going in to work from 11am to 8pm means that your whole day is spent at work.

  6.  

    Personal Vacation Planner (PVP)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

    Hard sales, work was a grind

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carnival Corporation

    Pros

    Coworkers were great, everyone was professional. Sales training was good.

    Cons

    sales policies were tough, constant turnover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A lot of room to move, depending who you know.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CVS in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - CVS in Miramar, FL

    I worked at Carnival Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Perks- PTO allotement, Sick time allotement, people and location of buildings

    Cons

    Mangers, is not what you know but who you know. CEO is removing and adding departments at will.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees better, especially after working there for over a decade and I get fire because of one early hang up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Carnival

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Used To be a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cruise Vacation Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Cruise Vacation Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Carnival Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good pay, Great people

    Cons

    Too much pressure to sell insurance and other peripherals, constant negative environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put more focus on your front line, your phone centers are the first experience many customers have with you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    My current job as a photographer and lab technician.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Photographer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Photographer in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can travel around the place that you want to be.

    Cons

    But it's not enough time to see the place that you visit.

    Disapproves of CEO

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