Carnival Corporation

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Carnival Corporation Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
170 Reviews
3.3
170 Reviews
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Micky Arison
45 Ratings

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 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Limited growth opportunities, long hours on embarkation and debarkation (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Reputation Well Deserved

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    Former Employee - Personal Vacation Planner  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Personal Vacation Planner in Miami, FL

    I worked at Carnival Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generous benefits package. Lots of time off. 401k match. M-F workweek.

    Cons

    Rampant discrimination, nepotism, tolerant of bullying by fellow employees. Environment has changed to a boiler room mentality. Experienced managers left long ago. What's left are people with no ability to lead by example. Most successful employees mirror top management in color from CEO down. Sales ability and product knowledge do not equal success. Behind the scenes relationships do. Old tired office with run down equipment. Incapable persons making big money who cannot keep essential applications running without constant interruptions, yet somehow retain their job? Not open to new ideas. Culture of fear from department head (puppet for corporate) with constantly changing rules, payscales, interpretation of policies.
    I heard this was a great place to work and earn under prior CEO, department head but no evidence remains of that now. Most co-workers were hustlers who would say or do anything to get a sale while management turned a blind eye. Do not recommend this company or the sales position (PVP). Didn't last more than a year and a half because the company did not give everyone the same opportunity to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. The company is poisoned from the top down. Current leadership is corrupt. Company will never regain its previous position as a reputable place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place...

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    Former Employee - Phone Agent  in  Doral, FL
    Former Employee - Phone Agent in Doral, FL

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

    Pros

    The people you're surrounded by on a daily basis make the place bearable at least. Cruise benefits are also a plus...

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Management stinks. No room for growth. You're not valued as a human being. You're just a number to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff. Actually LISTEN and do something about the unhappiness and stagnant environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    a very sick work environent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    travel, meeting new people, free food and accommodation haha

    Cons

    low salaries, managers who don't know the job, no time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn your job first. Than make your assistants learn the job by showing them how....and not just give promotion to informers and ignorants....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Horrible communication

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    Former Employee - Direct Sales  in  Bremerton, WA
    Former Employee - Direct Sales in Bremerton, WA

    I worked at Carnival Corporation as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I was able to work at home. The job was fun and I liked it.

    Cons

    They laid me off with no explanation. I kept trying to find out why and no one would talk to me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Overworked and underpaid

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    Former Employee - Youth Staff (Onboard)  in  New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Youth Staff (Onboard) in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Carnival Corporation as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The only pros were that you get to travel (if you have an awesome itinerary), your room and board is free, and that you get to work with people from all around the world.

    Cons

    - underpaid
    - over worked (up to 72 hours a week)
    - no full days off your entire contract
    - harder working positions get paid less than the people who don't work as hard.
    - the food for the crew is terrible and un-healthy
    - cruise benefits don't kick in until you've completed and entire contract
    - extremely small living corridors and sharing a cabin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people rather than ATM machines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    horrible

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    Former Employee - Waiter
    Former Employee - Waiter

    I worked at Carnival Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    only if you live on the streets

    Cons

    very low salary, unpayed overtime, if you make more than 10h/day they will erase from the sys the extra hours so they will not have to pay any overtime, you are beeing treated like a modern day slave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Horrible, unprofessional, and trashy company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Entertainment  in  Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Entertainment in Mobile, AL

    I worked at Carnival Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free room and board, free food, and getting to travel a small bit ( what you see of it ).

    Cons

    No training to speak of, bad, sometimes rotten food was served to crew members, unprofessional management especially directors, poor pay, bad technology that needs to be updated, horrible activities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees better before you discipline them for things they weren't even trained in. Less heresay, more action. Less favoritism. Teach your employees, they want to learn. Heavy handed is not the way to run a ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    horrible

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst Tier II
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst Tier II

    I worked at Carnival Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the dress code. there is no dress code

    Cons

    everything else is a con. they don't treat you very unfair and you don't feel like your a part of the team. was there for 7 years and every year got worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    even if its a call center you have to lee the employees happy. you guys think that everyone was happy. everyone was miserable and they all wanted to tell management but they all need there jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!

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    Former Employee - Group Sales Agent  in  Doral, FL
    Former Employee - Group Sales Agent in Doral, FL

    I worked at Carnival Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free Cruises!! Vacation time is given to you up front it is not accrued, plus 120 hrs of vacation time for new employees!

    Cons

    They will kidnap you with overtime and if they fire you they will do everything in thier power not to pay you unemployment. Never been in a company so cheap in my life. They wont even purchase pens and paper to provide to you during training. Also the pay sucks and the customers are rude and nasty. If they paid a more decent salary that was above the poverty level then I wouldn't complain, but $12.35 an hour for the amount of abuse you get from customers is ridiculous. By the way this place is notorious for employees fainting on the job and being wheeled out of the call center due to the stress they get over the phone. Seen it happen many times with my own two eyes. Plus they want you to sell your butt off and they don't even pay commision! I would not recommend this job to my worst enemy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You know what kind of abuse the call center employees are taking over the phone so pay them a decent salary or an extremely liberal commision package to keep them motivated and attentive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    blood sucking company that caters to a trashy crowd

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    Former Employee - AV Staff  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - AV Staff in Miami, FL

    I worked at Carnival Corporation as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    lots of travelling, multi-cultural environment

    Cons

    low salaries, abusive management, long hours, disgusting trailer park trash customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your employees are human beings, just like yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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