Carnival Corporation

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Carnival Corporation Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
175 Reviews
3.3
175 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 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Limited growth opportunities, long hours on embarkation and debarkation (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great Experience, Corporate Ship Refit Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern At Corporate Ship Refit in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Intern At Corporate Ship Refit in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Extremely supportive and friendly co-workers. Strong nurturing of learning. No shortage of extremely diverse tasks.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not good experience working foe this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great insurance rates along with great benefits

    Cons

    Bad management that made poor decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A safe place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Secure job, good benefits, treated well

    Cons

    Low pay, little mobility, little opportunity for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create career paths for employees to lead to growth and development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Being a Carnival

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Waiter in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Waiter in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    You can visit a lot of exotic places, meet new people, learn about other cultures, make new friends

    Cons

    70 hours of working per week
    tiredness and stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give at least one day free per week to all team members so they can recover better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun Job, not a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You really can see the world through this type of work. The environment they do try to make it fun with crew parties and bbq's.

    Cons

    Being away from home for so long. Losing touch with everyone. Living conditions are subpart. Hours of work are intense. You work for seven days a week, for six-8 months straight without a day off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should be more then just a number and give them clear ways to get promoted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Working on board ships...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carnival Corporation as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Get to travel, eat for free, live for free

    Cons

    VERY poor mgmt, they only promote "friends", poor working conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get NEW mgmt!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    No Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Solutions Agent in Doral, FL
    Current Employee - Guest Solutions Agent in Doral, FL

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules, Good Supervisor, Close to Home

    Cons

    Minimal Pay for Too Much Work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY YOUR LOWER TEARED WORKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoyed working for Carnival

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guest Logistics Agent in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Guest Logistics Agent in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great team! Eveyone loves their job and the company; you can tell by the way interact with guests. Carnival gives alot of opportunity and I've seen first hand through co-workers and friends whom now hold corporate positions.

    Cons

    Since my position was located at the Port of Miami the distance to my home and the salary was a challenge.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overworked and underpaid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    Software Development Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Doral, FL
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Doral, FL

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

    Pros

    I worked as a technical consultant in Carnival's corporate office for about a year. The people I worked with were knowledgeable, fun and friendly.

    Cons

    As a technical consultant, management had us working two to a cube. Great for collaborating but felt a bit disrespected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to respect employees (as was usually the case).

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