Princess Cruise Lines

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Princess Cruise Lines Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
139 Reviews
3.8
139 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Travel perks obviously, getting to see the world for free (in 6 reviews)

  • They have a good work-life balance, 9/80 schedule is nice to have (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Communication needs improvement from upper management (in 6 reviews)

  • long hours, dorm style rooms, may be sharing with any age range (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Changing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princess Cruise Lines part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    All year round employment for f&b

    Cons

    Very cold in the winter, and the people are always changing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Nestle Nutrition Division

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Florham Park, NJ

    I worked at Princess Cruise Lines full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong company. They consistantly make a profit.

    Cons

    Long hours. No work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on developing better relationships with employees and customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great company but boring day to day

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Princess Cruise Lines

    Pros

    It was a pro to receive corporate experience for my future jobs. It was a great resume builder, just to be hired is a win. Networking is great because you can easily bump elbows with higher up executives. Cool office.

    Cons

    Boring day to day tasks
    Strict rules
    No freedom

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's been enjoyable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princess Cruise Lines

    Pros

    Good company, good benefits, nice facility.

    Cons

    They promote within and don't always have the best qualified person for the position. The internal candidate pool narrows the qualification standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though you may have ok candidates it's better to obtain candidates that truly meet the requirements of the position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    wonderful company to work for they really for there employees

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    Current Employee - Boutique Department in Condo Shops Condominium, UT
    Current Employee - Boutique Department in Condo Shops Condominium, UT

    I have been working at Princess Cruise Lines

    Pros

    it feel like you at hoe I always say its home away from home and ur colleges becomes your family besides working you traveling and its your career

    Cons

    challenges I would say management but besides that its heaven u just do ur work and whats expected you will have a easy contract its very important to have a passion and to love what you do then everything els will fall in to place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your staff not what people say allow the individuals work speak for itself

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Luggage Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Luggage Handler Supervisor in Denali Park, AK
    Current Employee - Luggage Handler Supervisor in Denali Park, AK

    I have been working at Princess Cruise Lines

    Pros

    Learn a lot about customer service, great incentives, travel benefits to anywhere in the world

    Cons

    Hard physical labor, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best cruise lines for crewmembers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Buffet Stwerdess in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Buffet Stwerdess in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Princess Cruise Lines as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are not many perks when you're working in the dining department as a waiter, however tips are good and so are the parties in the crew bar. When you're ranked as an officer you not only earn more, you're also treated better, with many perks, better cabin, different food (not the same food from the crew mess). I really don't know if that is a pro or con, working in a cruise ship is not for the faint of hearted.
    I think the biggest pros is saving money.

    Cons

    Long work hours, you work and live in the same place.
    Salary differ depending on your nationality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not so easy to change departments, when you're hired as a waiter it's almost impossible to move to a different department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Low Pay but fun place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Direct Consumer Sales in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Direct Consumer Sales in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Princess Cruise Lines

    Pros

    Great training, fun supervisors and co workers. Loved the idea of spending others money. Most all customers are great. If calls get escalated, they go to California call center. After 1 year you get a free cruise. Free bus pass too.

    Cons

    LOW LOW Pay. No real advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    positive people at a company with good values.

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    Current Employee - Staff in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Staff in Santa Clarita, CA

    I have been working at Princess Cruise Lines full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    9/80 days are a great benefit. company has a history of stable employment. Cruise benefits are a plus as well.

    Cons

    Pay can be limiting. Location is far suburb in Santa Clarita. Can be difficult to move up, not enough mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to find a way to discern between staff who are working hard to add value and others who are "floating."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Princess Cruises is a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reservations Agent in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Reservations Agent in Santa Clarita, CA

    I worked at Princess Cruise Lines full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a fun place to work and the company is growing so lots of opportunities for success. The company has been in business for over 40 years and is very stable and secure. They invest a lot of time in training employees and the staff is very friendly.

    Cons

    The software used on the job is a bit antiquated and their is a lot of room for improvement in making it simpler.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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