Carnival Corporation Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
53 Interview Reviews

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    Personal Vacation Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They called and I had an interview over the phone. The questions were pretty basic, it felt like she was reading them out of a book. She scheduled my appointment for an in-person at the end of the call. The in-person took about 2.5 hours and the majority was spent listening to someone make sales calls. The actual interview was pretty basic as well.

    Interview Questions
    • I can't remember any difficult questions. Like I said they were all pretty basic   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Direct Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Carnival Corporation.

    Interview Details

    I paid for the training so that I could work for Carnival. The training was around $250.00. I completed the training and passed the class. I then went into customer service and trained over into direct sales.

    No Offer
  3.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The hiring was fairly simple - the interview was rudimentary but post-interview follow up took a very long time. HR was helpful and very friendly throughout the process.

    Interview Questions
    • "Please describe how you deeply understand our typical customer's preferences and vacation style."   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Personal Vacation Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Carnival Corporation in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    They brought you in as a group and assigned you to different vacation planners so you can see what it's like to work in that position-very good! Then brought each person in one by one to interview personally. Everything went great until the bad news for me- their schedule was fixed for new employees and could not be altered. I needed one night off a week, and they were very understanding but simply couldn't do it, which I understood.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    They wouldn't let me have off one evening that I needed a week...

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Waitress Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Carnival Corporation in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process took less than two months. The Interview was fast approximately 5 minutes, questions were so simple, about my personality. No need to be nervous or ashamed, don't panic just be calm and be prepared. The interviewer was polite, attentive and smiling. Showing interest.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you apply for this job position when you have so much education and great experience in your country?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Butcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Carnival Corporation in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    easy id u are well educated

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    i acceptes the basic scale salary,no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Guest Services Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Carnival Corporation in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Be positive and come in with a smile. Make a personal connection with your interviewer and be prepared to discuss if you're a leader and why. Also take note of why you're interested in industry and how you initially became interested. Discuss your passion for service and and exceeding people's expectations. Do background research on current happenings online via the press releases,as you would for any other interview. Make the interview conversationally and not rigid...you set the tone. And most importantly, be yourself!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was was really negotiable...as it was fixed for an entry level position. You can easily work yourself up though.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Carnival Corporation in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    Applied directly, job posted on careerbuilder, HR recruiter from Carnival called me for an interview, after a 15 minutes interview, basically about my previous work experience, she decided I was qualified to meet the hiring manager. She called her immediately, manager was not at her desk, so I gave the HR person my cell phone number and said she could reach anytime for the next interview. After leaving the building I got the call within 15 minutes and headed back for an interview with the hiring manager. After a 20 minute interview with the hiring manager, and just expressing my experience on the job, she asked me How much I wanted to make? I gave her a number and she said why, I replied because it was the average salry on the market, but I also told her I was willing to negotiate and basically hear an offer, she said, she wouldn't low ball me, and asked me one more question, whether I had other interviews lined up, to which I replied Yes indeed. So she handed me her business card and said I would hear from her soon. Surely did I got a call next morning form the HR person offering me the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Why Had I decided to quit my previous job?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Give an average of the salary expected but if you want the job make you sure you say that you are willing to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Carnival Corporation in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    very simple, HR person 1/2 hour. Directed me to the hiring Manager within the hour, interviewed with Director for another 1/2 hour. hinted me to make an offer but not right a way.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Director asked how much I wanted to make, and after I replied, she asked me why that amount, and I replied, because it is in the job market for the position. Then she replied that she was not going to low ball me.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Group Reservations Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Carnival Corporation in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I answered an advertisement in the newspaper for a hiring fair. I arrived along with a gazillion other people with resume in hand, varying levels of business professional dress code. Was given a quick interview by one of the managers on the call center floor, was asked why this was a good fit for me and give one instance when such and such happened and how did I deal/overcome. Then had an interview with the department head who reviewed resume and asked questions pertaining to previous employment. I was given job offer. Neither of those persons are still employed there as the company did MAJOR "changes" eg. fired a lot of people for whatever reason. Nice place to work but once you are on the phones, it is difficult to move to a different position especially if you take advantage of your vacation time, it counts against you.

    Interview Questions
    • Name one situation in a previous job where you encountered a difficulty and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for that position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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