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Royal Caribbean Cruises Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
212 Reviews

3.5
212 Reviews
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Royal Caribbean Cruises Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain
Richard D. Fain
135 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Everything is onboard, you can meet different people from around the world (in 11 reviews)

  • Get to travel the world and make friends all over (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of hard work, long hours, business always come first (in 8 reviews)

  • the only downside is you may find yourself having to be away from home or family longer than you are used to (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent product, ideas and out of box thinking are encouraged.

    Cons

    On the job training barely exists, not a lot of promotion opportunities for managers and directors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great way to see the world, lots of work though

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guest Relations Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Guest Relations Manager in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Travel to exotic countries and islands around the world. Pay for officers includes "vacation pay" at a rate of basically half your monthly salary added up over each month for 4 to 6 months at a time. Then paid out when you go on vacation/home. Food and room come covered with the job, also all uniforms laundry is free. Direct deposit for pay with no deductions for taxes etc (unless you are American)

    Cons

    Work is 7 days a week for 4 to 6 months. Many rules and regulations while working/living on the ship, long hours every day between 9 and 12 hours daily with the occasional 14 hour day thrown in. No overtime pay until you exceed 303 hours per month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the staff more money and improve the food onboard for the crew. Crew should be given at least one day off a week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Experiences

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Broadcast Technician  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Head Broadcast Technician in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Traveling the world was a huge plus!

    Cons

    the life on ship gets old

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good and Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Accountant in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Great benefits, always celebrating some event, compensation is good, you can work from home sometimes.

    Cons

    month end close hours are TERRIBLE!!! Sometimes there till 12 at night and considering you're there early in the morning, its too many hours. Job sometimes feels like i'm working in a factory. High paced, no down time, very busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more staff, don't run your good employees to the ground, they are stressed and overwhelmed. Manage your employee cruise privileges better, the same people are selected every year based on seniority. You have employees there for 5 years and still cant get the cruise of choice. We have to take Norwegian Cruises, or Carnival(which is no comparison to Royal) to get what we want.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Great people, great product, great benefits. I could not have asked for a better team. The leadership of the company does an excellent job and the results can be seen in the stock performance.

    Cons

    For certain roles, especially the highly specialized technical ones, it is very difficult to find opportunities for growth within the area of expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to Work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CVP Outbound  in  Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - CVP Outbound in Miramar, FL

    Pros

    Good Salary and good benefits

    Cons

    Micro Management in my department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the employee know why they are being laid off. The real reason.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They cover your food, lodging, and you get to see the world. You also get time off to see the ports and spend your off time with friends and/or exploring the same excursions that the guests enjoy.

    Cons

    Contract lengths can be taxing and stressful and the food menu gets repetative. Also, unless you're a higher up in management you have to endure a roommate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cruising benefits, office location, the view, the gym at work and classes during lunch.

    Cons

    High retention rate, employees with 15+ years as managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ?..

  10.  

    It was great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Check-in Agent  in  San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Check-in Agent in San Juan, PR

    Pros

    As a check-in agent, you get to meet people from all around the world.

    Cons

    You have to stand up all day as a check-in agent (at least in the port of Puerto Rico)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Does value good sales sgents

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Springfield, OR
    Former Employee - Sales in Springfield, OR

    Pros

    Great co-workers, nice facility use to be a great company to work for until greed became a factor.

    Cons

    Cuts pay with 2 day notice company does not care how it affects it's employees. People at the top are not really valued. Management is a joke and supervisors are their muppets. No communication, you will be lied to your face. To much micro management. You have to kiss butt and be fake with your bosses and their programs are so out dated and crash to much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit micro managing and stop hiding in your office. Pay people based on their production and quit letting the great producers walk out the door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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