Carnival Corporation Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. 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
  2. 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.

  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Great Experience, Corporate Ship Refit Intern

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    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 a 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
  9. Being a Carnival

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    Current Contractor - Assistant Waiter in Miami, FL
    Current Contractor - 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
  10. Working on board ships...

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    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
  11. Fun Job, not a career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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