Royal Caribbean Cruises Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
252 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset

252 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (1)

    Great way to see the world, easy to get promoted because so many staff members are lazy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Broadcast Technician
    Former Employee - Broadcast Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Best way to see the world

    Cons

    Politics and lack of salary advancements

    Advice to Management

    People don't want to stay long term when the benefits are only traveling and you try to keep them on the ship


  2. Helpful (3)

    Thank you RCI

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FM Cleaning Specialist (FCSP) in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - FM Cleaning Specialist (FCSP) in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worldwide travel and reality check. You will work harder than anything you could possibly image. Up to 10 months, 14 hours a day with zero time off. Sounds impossible right? What Royal gives you in exchange? How to deliver 5 diamond service. How to succeed working in a highly diverse, multicultural environmen , and the most brilliant marketing brand and customer retention programs in the world. If you survive, any future organization will pay highly for your expertise and highly developed work ethic.

    Cons

    Very long hours little appreciation, and brutal multinational management styles.

    Advice to Management

    Please shorten contracts to no more than six months. Anything longer is nothing less than cruel capitalist and inhuman. All the best,and thank you for 12 years of on the job training.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Company with a good Vision but terrible managing its employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commodity Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Commodity Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits but salaries are below the market for similar jobs

    Cons

    Supply chain management does not understand every commodity, therefore it makes bad decision regarding those commodities.

    Advice to Management

    Educate yourself regarding every single commodity.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (2)

    Most unprofessional place I ever worked for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior GPS Compliance Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior GPS Compliance Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Honestly the only pros was being able to see the ocean.

    Cons

    Management is very unprofessional. If you like being put down and degraded this is the place for you. Everyone thinks their job is on the line. Employees are not helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and treat them as you'd like to be treated.


  6. Helpful (1)

    The best

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outbound Sales Representative in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Outbound Sales Representative in Miramar, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for

    Cons

    Management changes were constant. Rude upper management


  7. Helpful (3)

    Work experience with RCCL

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits Tuition Assistance Pension Plan 401K Cruising privileges On campus daycare on campus cafeteria

    Cons

    Annual raise is low Moving internally has a pay increase cap Work hours are no flexible in all departments

    Advice to Management

    It's a good company to work for as long as you do not stay in one position too long.


  8. Helpful (1)

    project Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Offered a wide rage of large, cross functional projects with multiple vendors. Internal resource very competent and willing to go the extra mile for the success of the projects.

    Cons

    For contractors compensation were below market averages, Navigating through the organization was often challenging


  9. Helpful (3)

    Challenging and poor work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Caribbean Cruises full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You learn a lot, potential for upward growth. Company is growing and expanding. Product you deliver is great.

    Cons

    As you advance the work life balance is impossible and expectations are set so high myself and many others work late nights and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Find more head count for the overworked departments or you will lose the good people who work hard and contribute to the company's success.


  10. Great place!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    too 9-5ish, not much flexable time


  11. Great place to work for except...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have a very positive outlook toward their employees. Training, flex time, other employees are all a great plus for them. I loved working there and would gladly return if given a chance.

    Cons

    There is a definite hierarchy within the employees. If a manager doesn't like you for personal reasons, you are gone. There are no second chances to anything. I can see expecting the best from an employee, but if there are complex issues that are affecting the employee there is no one to help out and no time given to work it out. Some long time managers are believed over the employee without the employee being asked why their performance was lacking. It's a last in, first out mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Before giving your employee the boot, ask them what is affecting their performance. And if needed give them the time off to take care of their problems instead of asking for their resignation. You have a great company with wonderful values, but with some managers it is impossible to do your job and still have your family life. I would love to return, but once you resign you are blacklisted, not only at Royal, but also at every other company in their field. People like to talk and I have known of several cases where Royal employees talking has ruined careers.



Showing 252 of 332 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.