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Carnival Reviews

Updated Sep 13, 2019

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3.6
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89%
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Carnival CEO Micky Arison (no image)
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226 Ratings
Pros
  • "it offers great benefits package(in 34 reviews)

  • "traveling around the world, and good benefits(in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours sometimes, but this is part of the life at sea(in 90 reviews)

  • "Worst salaries of any cruise line(in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carnival full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, employee engagement efforts and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    No cons that can be thought of benefit-wise

    Carnival2019-08-07
  2. "Fun and memorable vacations but long hours & lots of stress, great pay&benefits."

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    Current Employee - Reservation Sales Agent in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carnival full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fun enviroment, lots of benefits, education tuition, great pay if you are succesfull.

    Cons

    not enough grow, management is quick to cut you off if you dont do well.

    Advice to Management

    Help agents climb up the ladder.

    Carnival2019-09-13
  3. "great company in general"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carnival full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    worst IT internal service for employees

    Carnival2019-09-13
  4. "Youth Programs"

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    Former Employee - Teen Director 

    I worked at Carnival full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Loved it! Got to travel for free and work with amazing people!

    Cons

    6-month contracts away from home

    Carnival2019-09-11
  5. "Love the company but the job.."

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    Current Employee - Personal Vacation Planner in Miramar, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carnival full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is very supportive and they invest in their works. It’s a fun environment with opportunity to make a lot of money. During peak season money is great

    Cons

    You have to put in a lot of hours to see results and it is more a long term job. During slow periods the pay is low and the number of outbound calls drain you.

    Carnival2019-08-28
  6. ""Great place to work!""

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    Current Employee - Personal Vacation Planner in Miramar, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carnival full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic pay and mentor-ship that sets you up for success.

    Cons

    You need to work super long hours in order to see results.

    Carnival2019-08-19
  7. "Finance & Operations Leadership Development Program"

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    Former Employee - Finance Rotation Analyst in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carnival full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great exposure to senior management - Diverse set of rotation options - Great leaders - Small Cohort - Fun company

    Cons

    No real complaints about working at carnival. Positive experience for me

    Carnival2019-07-31
  8. "Great"

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    Former Employee - PVP in Miramar, FL
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carnival full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company with great coworkers

    Cons

    A lot of hours .. but worth it

    Carnival2019-08-09
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Low chances on moving forward within the company"

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    Former Employee - Casino Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carnival full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Is relatively easy to get a job due to the fact that CCL is not the top paying employer in the industry and most of the jobs they offer are not requiring extensive experience. Once 'onboard' CCL pays close attention to the basic inductions, trainings and certifications for their employees so everyone is prepared to do their jobs at the best levels posible.

    Cons

    Although the training never stops is unlikely to move upwards in the company in the first 2-3 years of your career. To change departments the actual policy is to resign and apply again for the new job - going to the recruitment program like all the others. And even though CCL flung they success stories (most famous being of the Carn Corp Chairman Micky Arison who started selling Bingo tickets), in comparison with... the number of people that the company employees is minimal the number of people who actually made it to a higher level. I worked 15 years there and barely made it to 3 levels of promotion.

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    Advice to Management

    As before, be aware of the people you work with as you probably have hidden gems in your teams already.

    Carnival2019-08-06
  10. "Fun, exciting and stressful"

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    Personal Vacation Planner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carnival for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay (80% commission based & 20% salary) Fun environment, Management was FAIR for the most part, Company Awards Ceremony.

    Cons

    Long hours talking on the phone. High Metric Expectations.

    Carnival2019-07-23
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