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Carnival Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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  • Long hours and too many safety regulations tends to leave employees exhausted and thus results in less productivity at work (in 46 reviews)

  • long hours, shared cabin, being away from home for 6month contacts (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Accounting Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carnival full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great mentorship and room for advancement. Environment changing at a rapid pace but good for learning and great people. Flexible with work but there is a lot of work to go around.

    Cons

    The pay is a little below market for some job positions


  2. "Customer Service and Direct Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service and Sales in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service and Sales in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Carnival full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    work at home opportunities available

    Cons

    scheduling opportunities aren't the best


  3. "Guest relations"

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Food Server in Palm Bay, FL

    I have been working at Carnival full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    exposure to fast paced work and attention to details

    Cons

    physically demanding so simplify daily operations to reduce physical lifting

    Advice to Management

    simplify daily operations to reduce physical lifting


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  5. "good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Steward in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Steward in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Carnival full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good salary, management ok, ok

    Cons

    hard work, 6 months, 18 rooms


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, poor leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carnival full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good diversity, both professionally and socially. Entrepreneurial for a large company.

    Cons

    Senior management team are mostly former consultants and rely on consultants to run the business. Employees are not empowered to make decisions or drive change as consultants are used for nearly all change management initiatives. Comp is lower than competitors, HR doesn't understand the industry and manages comp.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in and empower employees. Company needs true leaders who trust their team. Stop relying on so many consultants; the existing team knows where the opportunities are and how to fix them. Be more competitive with comp.


  7. "Perfect Entry Level Job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Travel Agent Sales in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Travel Agent Sales in Miramar, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carnival full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great starting pay
    - Able to start at a young age (18+)
    - Helps build important skills (Customer Service, Importance of Product Knowledge, Etc.)

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about this position.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Carnival has been an amazing company to work for, but can consume your life!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Assistant Cruise Director in Miami, FL
    Current Contractor - Assistant Cruise Director in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carnival as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Shipboard positions are fed, uniformed and accommodated by the company. You have the opportunity to visit amazing places in the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska and sometimes the Mediterranean. Shiplife can prepare you for the real world and it is possible to save money during your contract to start a life on land.

    Cons

    Shipboard life is not easy and takes over your life completely. You will be gone from 4-10 months at a time and your assignments are typically chosen by shore side. The pay is relatively lower and it is easy to spend your money at the crew bar and out in port, so saving money can be tough. Relationship success on board is tough and your reputation is heavily connected to your professional career.

    Advice to Management

    The upper management for the company can get overwhelmed at times but the best managers trust their team members and train them properly giving them the necessary information and tools to succeed.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Representative 1"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Miami, FL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Carnival full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best place to work in the world

    Cons

    Not applicable. I don't see cons

    Advice to Management

    Great Management Team. Open communication at all times


  10. "Duo/Trio"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Musician in Miami, FL
    Current Contractor - Musician in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carnival as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy working hours. No expenses

    Cons

    Too much time away from home


  11. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carnival full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - New technologies are adopted whenever possible
    - Great people, good atmosphere

    Cons

    - Not the best salary for a Senior
    - Incomplete health benefits, you have to pay part of it


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