Carnival Corporation

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Carnival Corporation Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
183 Reviews
3.3
183 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    A fantastic way to meet new people, travel and get paid for it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carnival Corporation

    Pros

    Working on a ship takes a special kind of person. You need to be positive and enjoy talking to people. It's an amazing experience. Depending on your job, the work could be very enjoyable. And there's never a shortage of fun.

    Cons

    Some drawbacks could be that you have to room with a stranger in a VERY small cabin. Even if you get along really well, it can be difficult. The food for crew can range anywhere from excellent to unfit for human consumption. Sometimes they serve fish heads in a pool of stinky grease. This is why you should stock up on your reserves from a Publix or Trader Joe's ahead of time. Some jobs have you working 15+ hours per day while other ones just 1 or 2 hours per day. Either extreme is not fun. Make sure you know that going in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know what advice to give to upper management. They are always working to cut the budget while still trying to take care of the people still working for them. It's a difficult position to be in. One thing I DO know is that Carnival's employees are very loyal to the company while we feel that the company is not at all loyal to us. This is mostly due to the downsizing of certain departments. Many have lost their jobs and some have not even been informed of this by people in charge.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun, flexible, great benefits, and management that actually seems to care for their employees

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    Current Employee - Cruise Vacation Specialist in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Cruise Vacation Specialist in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing flexibility by having the option to work from home, management is not always breathing down your neck (even with this being a sales position), decent amount of vacation time and sick time hours even for a new employee, lots of opportunity to do overtime but not obligated to work it.

    Cons

    The top paying incentive tiers are getting more difficult to reach so this position is not paying as well as it used to. Still fair pay compared to other lines. You have to be a machine on the phones, because we have only 4 minutes per hour for a break and a 30 min lunch break. It's not as easy as it seems when you take a large amount of calls daily with no time to re-set between calls. Since its a call center, it is nearly impossible to get PTO approved for when you want it and if you are not one of the top performers, you will probably work a shift no one wants. No room to climb up the ladder. The coaches have been the same for a good 5 or 6 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over all, this is a fantastic, lively workplace. I think it's a great position for someone that is comfortable with making upper 40's and doesn't mind not moving up the ladder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, great environment

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great culture, diverse environment, new experiences and adventure, interesting work. Make new friends all over the world

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities, long hours on embarkation and debarkation. Low salary, not good career projection for professional position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people 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 (more than an 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
  6. 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 (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
  7.  

    Suspect job with suspect pay and suspect job security; tread with caution

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    Current Employee - Meet and Greet in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Meet and Greet in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The cruising benefits is a plus

    Cons

    Management can get annoying at times but if you can shrug off drama, you'll live

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

    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 (less than an 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
  9.  

    Not living up to the core service values.

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Photographer in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great experience for a shorter period of time, not a career. I learned a lot in the first year, but hit a limit. I enjoyed working with people from all over the world. Got to see most of the Caribbean in short times off. Made some great friends. Everything I enjoyed about the job had nothing to do with the company itself.

    Cons

    Poor pay for the hours worked. Too much time standing. Little time for relaxing and sleep.

    Inefficient use of workers because everyone works the same hours. There are plenty of times when only half the staff would really be necessary. No regular benefits. Little chance for moving up, unless you are from the right country and have a certain personality. Have to deal with thousands of guests with think they own you because they paid to get on the ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the people, not just the numbers. When half the ship photo management leaves in a short period of time, you should realize there is a problem in the way you are treating people and running the operation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Used To be a great place to work

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    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.

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    • 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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