American Cruise Lines
3.0 of 5 25 reviews
www.americancruiselines.com Guilford, CT 150 to 499 Employees

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Deckhand (Former Employee)
Guilford, CT

I worked at American Cruise Lines full-time for less than a year

ProsI thought this was a great company to work for. You meet a lot of incredible people, see a lot of unique places, and learn a lot of useful things for a career.

-Everyday is something different. Deckhands get to steer the ship, help with mechanics in the engine room, general security, and keep the ship running. You learn a tremendous amount about mechanics and the hospitality industry.
-Everyone travels to different places. I traveled the whole East Coast beginning in Florida and ending in Maine.
-There is some upward mobility. If you do good as a deckhand, the company will consider you for an officers position or transition you to the office.
-Everyone on-board is great. The employees are a definite team and help one another out and the customers are all fascinating.
-You have no expenses at all - food and rent is free, so you save a ton of money.

ConsLong hours. It's not really a bad thing, but if you don't go in expecting to work it will take you by surprise. If you don't want to work hard or if you enjoy complaining, you need not apply.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. You are bringing a neat product to the USA.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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ACL is a unique job experience for you to earn money, see the country, make lifelong friends..If you work hard!

Steward (Former Employee)
New Orleans, LA

I worked at American Cruise Lines full-time for less than a year


Pros: Money!!! Seeing Interesting places around the country for free. Appreciative passengers. Meeting lifelong friends. Living… Cons: Long days. Little Rest. This will be the hardest you work in a very short period of time. This is not the place to complain.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Management just doesn't seem to get it.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at American Cruise Lines


Pros: Quality product, good fellow employees Cons: Less than average salaries, way less. Anemic benefits No HR department/representative Takes the "at will"… Advice to Senior Management: Get an HR manager in place, review compensation and benefits. Restructure Sales compensation… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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