Carnival Corporation

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Carnival Corporation Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
193 Reviews
3.3
193 Reviews
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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 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.  

    Great company!

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great company. Lots of opportunities to move up. Overtime almost always available even during slow season. Discount cruises! !

    Cons

    Typical corporate setting with strict guidelines but aren't hard too follow as long as you are doing your job properly. Big company so it's difficult to get to know everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wish I could have those work years of my life back

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carnival Corporation

    Pros

    I learned how to have no sympathy for customer concerns. How the bottom line is the only item looked at when making decisions. How critical parts of the customer experience were constantly reduced, retracted, or made more expensive in order to increase EPS.

    Struggling to find any other "Pros" at working here.

    Cons

    Working at Carnival is one of the worst experiences of my life. Mainly because of the long hours and the unethical practices. There were so many 3rd party contractors we used to avoid paying people liveable wages on our cruise ships. This contributed immensely to the profitability of the current generation of vessels out on the waters today. Management worked us to do death, to squeeze out a every cent of profit out of our business cases.

    The vacation policy was so substandard compared to other employers. We were not allowed to use our 2 weeks of vacation. You were lucky if you got to use 7 days in the years. Oh and they also wouldn't cash out your unused vacation days. Management for some reason always seemed to have an antagonistic attitude toward the employees. Requests for days off had to be made 1 month in advance. Sick days were frowned upon, and bosses would overload you if you were sick or unable to come in to the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like the way you would want to be treated. If you don't, how do you expect to retain employees?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative 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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    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.  

    Room to grow

    • 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

    There is a lot of room to grow in the company. There are a lot of helpful people around.

    Cons

    Sometimes can have one mind set and it can cause problems for when you want to see change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise employees to take improvement classes

  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Inefficient Bureaucracy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Audit Consultant in Doral, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Audit Consultant in Doral, FL

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

    Pros

    Cruise Benefits and low expectations

    Cons

    Extremely political, not a meritocracy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The company is strikingly generic; the embodiment of the worst elements of Corporate America.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carnival Corporation

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good pay, fun overall environment. Clearly, getting paid to travel and do what you love is an inherent pro.

    Cons

    There is a massive disconnect between the facade of public persona expected of crew and actual ship life. The efforts of Carnival to be a values-driven, employee-first company are laughable, culturally insensitive, and ultimately offensive. Living conditions are quite poor for the majority of the crew, and food quality is barely fit for human consumption.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the people who do the work that ultimately make your shareholders happy.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Personal Vacation Planner (PVP)

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    • 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
  10.  

    Hard sales, work was a grind

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    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
  11.  

    Disappointed

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    New experience only. Salaries are funny and work is more and more.

    Cons

    Lets say training for possition in better company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unprofessional seniors, especialy indian managers have no skills, are usualy rude in all departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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