Carnival Corporation

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Carnival Corporation Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
196 Reviews
3.2
196 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.  

    My current job as a photographer and lab technician.

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    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
  2.  

    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 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
  3.  

    Generally good

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    Current Employee - Entertainment Technician in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Entertainment Technician in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    See the world, save money, gain experiences

    Cons

    you life to the out side world stops, everyone else life keeps going and yours stops on land and is now only the ship. the longer you stay the harder it is to leave

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Read if you're considering PVP land....

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    Former Employee - PVP in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - PVP in Miramar, FL

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

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits package especially healthcare, great employee cruise discounts, great co-workers, fun outside events.

    Cons

    I didn't think the PVP role at CCL was going to end up being a telemarketing job that I shouldn't have taken. I was sold on the idea that making bookings was easy and calling "valued past guests" would be a joy...but it was a complete disappointment. The hours do not provide any kind of work/life balance, the sense of morale is mixed, guests are very rude and think it's okay to treat you poorly. I do not suggest taking the PVP job unless you are an amazing salesperson and want this to be your career...and that can mean working 80-90 hours a week until you reach the Elite or Flex schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving in to guests who do not appreciate reduced deposits, treat shipboard personnel poorly or cater to only families! I do think the PVP role needs to be changed and be a worthwhile position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Massive company doing their best to stay organized

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    Former Employee - Showband Musician in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Showband Musician in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    If you're a musician looking for a steady paycheck performing, this is a way to get that. The lifestyle is incredibly leisurely. There isn't much to challenge you once you get into the routine. If this lifestyle is appealing, playing on a cruise ship is a way to go.

    Cons

    Carnival is huge. You definitely get the feeling that Carnival only recognizes that you exist if you were to mess up. So much of their workforce is international, especially on the ships, making English often a second language for employees that are in power on the ship. This makes it difficult for everyone when you're trying to communicate about subtleties regarding pay, shipping, taxes, customs, etc. Also be ready to leave your normal life behind for an extended period, as contracts are at least six months long, and onboard wifi is very expensive and slow.

  7.  

    fun but long contracts

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    Former Employee - Light and Sound Technician in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Light and Sound Technician in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    see the world while getting paid

    Cons

    away for months on very long contracts up to 8 months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Management is not a leader, they're so rude and not motivating

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    Current Employee - Assistant Team Waiter in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Team Waiter in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free food and accomodation, saving money, explore many places.

    Cons

    I met many department heads (managers) were so rude, and they didn't motivate their subordinates. They were not good samples for their subordinates. Working hard every day in long hours can be tolerent if we got good motivation from them. They're always blame us, nothing can be right, and everything we did was wrong. Company's trick was very smart, and they took too much adventages from crew members' productivity, but almost nothing of positive feed back that we could get. Promotion was favoritism, and not based on their achivements.

    If you're talented, and have good achievements about your life, this place is not good for you, otherwise you will waste your time here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please respect crew members, we don't need your money, we just need your motivation. We realize that we worked hard not only for our career improvement, but also for your goal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not good experience working foe this company

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Miami, FL

    I worked at Carnival Corporation full-time (more than a 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
  10.  

    A safe place to work

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    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
  11.  

    Being a Carnival

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    • 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 a 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

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