Carnival Corporation Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Reservation Sales

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    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.

  2. Very positive work/learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carnival Corporation

    Pros

    Office culture is great and so is the work/life balance. Vacation policies are decent and the benefits are really good

    Cons

    none really. it would be nice if we could cruise for free

  3. Very good culture

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    Former Contractor - Project Lead, EBusiness in Doral, FL
    Former Contractor - Project Lead, EBusiness in Doral, FL

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

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

    Pros

    you get free cruises and people are pretty cool, people dont micromanage

    Cons

    Its also very corporate culture

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Totally bad experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation

    Pros

    Free Cruise travel plus other perks

    Cons

    Constantly monitor n not able to leav building for lunch break

  6. Great company to be part of

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    After years of being in the contracting world I came to Carnival. Upon entering I was very impressed after hearing that many people there were over 5, 10, 20 and event more time with the company. Soon enough I realized that the environment and the culture were nothing like I had experience before. The company had very tangible offerings and the culture was very friendly to the people and their family. Albeit it being a very demanding and challenging environment, much effort was also put in helping one to succeed and grow in all areas.

    Cons

    5 words for Cons: none really.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Vacation Planner Review

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  8. good start

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  9. Helpful (3)

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

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    Former Employee - Director in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Miami, FL

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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).

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place with easy going people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Data Warehouse Analyst in Miami, FL
    Former Contractor - Data Warehouse Analyst in Miami, FL

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    No strict rules and restrictions! Cool cruise benefits

    Cons

    Very few holidays and not much flexible

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Teen Activities Director
    Former Employee - Teen Activities Director

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

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