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Disney Cruise Vacations CEO Karl Holz
Karl Holz
38 Ratings
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  • "Long hours, small living spaces(in 24 reviews)

  • "No commissions, low pay, long hours(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Quick Service Manager"

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Jamaica, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I got to travel the world for free Disney invest in their people so I got to do alot of training meet a lot of people from different countries

    Cons

    I had to leave my family 3 months at a times which was very hard

    Advice to Management

    Your team is your biggest strength treat everyone with respect value each an everyone opinion . listen train

    Disney Cruise Vacations2018-05-04
  2. Helpful (1)

    "DCL Youth Activities Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time

    Pros

    The travel and free flights are pretty cool. The pay isn't bad and the disney perks like the passes are kind of cool too. You save a lot which is nice and because you have friends around the world you have places to stay. You might even meet a super special someone like a future wife or husband as most people on this ship do. But thats pretty much the only reason I gave this job 2 stars is because I met my wife there.

    Cons

    The Ship: I was placed on the disney Dream and although its the bigger ship of the four, Disney limits your access to the majority of the ship. Because Youth activities is apart of the entertainment department you have more access to the ship then others such as the pools and theaters. But other than that you an awful game room with a pool table thats useless because when the ship rocks all the balls move, a running...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat us like the adults we are and not kids we work with.

    Disney Cruise Vacations2019-01-14
  3. "Modern Times Slavery"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Port Canaveral, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Your friends back home will believe you have a cool job

    Cons

    You will wonder everyday how is all of this possibly legal

    Advice to Management

    1-Good looking women having sex with management should not be promoted faster. 2-Promotion should not be easier to achieve for western nationalities and it should only be based on job performance. 3- If an employee reaches the maximum amount of hours he can legally work in a week, he shouldn't be encouraged to clock out from the system and get back to work to finish his job, but he should only stop working immediately....

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    Disney Cruise Vacations2019-01-25
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Think before you sign on"

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    Former Employee - Crew Travel Planner in Celebration, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Benefits, .... Great insurance, park admission

    Cons

    very poor management... your manager will probably not be able to do your job but will tell you how .... favoritism and gossip, so much credence is put into seniority and how long you have been at the company, but not the job you do and any experience or education you have that got you the job, that is forgotten and they do not want it mentioned....you become only a number measured by your seniority and if you are a favorite...

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    Advice to Management

    Managers should be able to do the job their team members do... cast members are real people and should be given the respect and consideration they deserve.. your teams are the ones that make the magic, but get no credit... communication is key, whether it job updates or just a thank you for doing a good job... not just the negatives

    Disney Cruise Vacations2018-10-14
  5. "Great people, too much overtime."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time

      Pros

      Great people and perks as cast members.

      Cons

      Too much overtime. Low salary.

      Disney Cruise Vacations2018-06-23
    • Helpful (6)

      "Not so magical"

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      Former Employee - Youth Counsellor in Tampa, FL

      I worked at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Free food and accommodation, get to travel the world, free Disney park passes

      Cons

      Bullying from management (just because they have power doesn’t mean they need to abuse it) You are treated this a number (robot) not as a human being, in order to perform our best we need rest. (70-90 hours a week) without a day off for 6 months. You get a break during the day (4-5 hours) but that could fall anything during the day/evening and a lot of the time you don’t make it out to any ports as ur break for...

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      Advice to Management

      We are all human, we are not robots. If we are not trained properly and we ask for assistance, we are bullied. Don’t favour staff members who you socialise with outside work (crew bars etc) those of us who aren’t there, are the ones struggling. We need support not stabbed in the back all the time. Please listen and train your staff properly. I lost so many friends here, some only a few weeks into there job, and of...

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      Disney Cruise Vacations2018-06-13
    • Helpful (5)

      "Cruise Vacation Agent"

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      Current Employee - Cruise Vacation Agent in Celebration, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Access to the Walt Disney World Resort Discounts on cruises and Disney products

      Cons

      Leadership is misguided and focuses on trivial things. Performance recognition is almost non-existent. Applications to do job are slow. Employee knowledge is not valued.

      Advice to Management

      Invest in a guest friendly website. Listen to your staff and leverage their expertise. Be transparent and honest. Treat your staff like adults.

      Disney Cruise Vacations2018-05-29
    • "Great Company, Great Experience, Great Time"

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        Current Employee - IT Analyst in Cape Canaveral, FL

        I have been working at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Travelling the world, seeing new things, meeting various different kinds of people. All packaged in the Disney Experience.

        Cons

        Long Hours, Long Contracts away from home and some Slow advancement

        Disney Cruise Vacations2018-05-17
      • "Youth Activities Counselor"

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        Former Employee - yac in Cape Canaveral, FL
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great People; Great Travel Opportunity; Excellent Resume Builder

        Cons

        70 hour work week; Not all fun and games!

        Advice to Management

        Keep up the good work!

        Disney Cruise Vacations2018-04-16
      • "Call center."

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        Former Employee - CVA in Celebration, FL
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Disney Cruise Vacations full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Discount and free ticket are pros if you like the parks.

        Cons

        You are at your computer taking calls 8+ hours there is nothing else, so if you don't like to be on the phone I would try something else.

        Advice to Management

        They provided timers to time your breaks and lunches don't use it since it went bad and I was late from break and lost job since 3 incidents in 30 days.

        Disney Cruise Vacations2018-04-28
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