Royal Caribbean Cruises Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Pros
  • Everything is onboard, you can meet different people from around the world (in 13 reviews)

  • Pros: You're being paid to travel the world (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • The cons for working at Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD would be the work life balance, there is none (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours for crew members over officers & staff (in 9 reviews)

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  1. pastry cook as commis 1

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Pastry Cook in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Pastry Cook in New York, NY

    I have been working at Royal Caribbean Cruises as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    iwould like to work difference company to gate more experience one day ineed to be a chef of pastry

    Cons

    I work royal carribean international cruise as pastry cook,

    Advice to Management

    iam going to show you hard worker

  2. Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises

    Pros

    Great office space, ok benefits, good company culture.

    Cons

    Miami HQ, On an island, Overworked

  3. It's hard work and fast paced, so make sure the job aligns with your personal goals.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's a diverse and multicultural environment that provides experiences you are not likely to find with a lot of employers.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is important in any job and this one especially. The company is dynamic and changing and experiences patterns of growth that draws heavily on its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management looks at employees as sets of skills, not individuals. It plugs mid-level employees into awaiting roles without consideration of individual needs, interests and sometimes talents. More support is needed for the entire person, not the skill set.

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  5. Adequate Job but there doesn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Miramar, FL

    I have been working at Royal Caribbean Cruises (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location is convenient and my co workers are more like friends than anything

    Cons

    Outdated contractor rules that require time off after a short contract. They were very slow in communicating to me about a contract extension. Conversion to employee is extremely rare but I was warned this up front

    Advice to Management

    Include contractors in employee events to create a more harmonious relationship between employees and contractors. Update your contractor rules to allow contract extensions. Communicate intentions to contractors far enough in advance that they can plan ahead.

  6. very nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Waiter in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Waiter in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Royal Caribbean Cruises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you can get the ability to travel the world get the best work experience

    Cons

    have to be away from your family so long

    Advice to Management

    the managemet there is wonderful

  7. Management onboard a vessel

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Musical Director in Miami, FL
    Former Contractor - Musical Director in Miami, FL

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can become a manager fairly easily if you work for it. If not in that team then in a different team on a different ship.

    Cons

    The training and review of managers is inconsistent at best and nonexistent at its worst. The training system is flawed because as a management trainee you arent allowed to attend trainings for managers, but you must attend them once your position formally changes to management. This means you can never learn important techniques and policies before the job begins, you must learn them in the middle of doing the new job. Managers are tested on the skills in trainings but those tests arent available to management trainees. Managers with certain types of subpar performance are rewarded with more contracts over and over and their inadequacies become common and accepted as the way it is. There arent effective ways to take a manager and require them to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Make the training system more fluid so people interested in management can attend trainings and learn about what it takes to be a manager and what skills you must master outside of the trade itself and learn how to manage people, prior to taking on the responsibility.

  8. Very great company to work, you will get a lot of experiences !!!

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    Current Contractor - Cleaner in Miami, FL
    Current Contractor - Cleaner in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Royal Caribbean Cruises as a contractor (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're looking to travel it's a great place to start but the cruise executive sometimes it's terrible and they are not a family oriented company!!!!

    Cons

    There's a lot of pressure working for this company specially if you're from the Caribbean from your supervisor!!!! Not easy to move to another position!!!!

    Advice to Management

    If you like traveling and great place to work!!!

  9. shoreside

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    Current Employee - Shoreside in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Shoreside in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Royal Caribbean Cruises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Poor management, bad salary given

    Cons

    You. Get to cruise for cheap

    Advice to Management

    Run a better business. Hire more since high call volume

  10. JD Edwards CNC Administrator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Caribbean Cruises full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice Goals, Visionary Executives, Good Benefits

    Cons

    Poor Management, Long Hours, Low Pay

  11. Traveling for work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Light Technician in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Light Technician in Miami, FL

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Getting to travel while working is great, new people every week creates an ever changing work environment but you get to meet and work with a lot of really wonderful people. They do really promote from within and you can really grow with the company.

    Cons

    Hours are long with no overtime, company standards for things like dress code are strict, the pay is generally pretty low as most shipboard employees are from poor countries so they don't have to pay very well.

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