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Royal Caribbean Cruises Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Crew members get to travel the world and work with people from over 50 countries (in 29 reviews)

  • Free Food , accommodation and travel around the world (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • I found for me personally it was very hard to establish a work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • The workload can be intense, with an expectation of working very long hours at night and on weekends (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst Information Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Port of Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Port of Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cruise Company
    Benefits
    Friends
    Flexible sometimes if you made up a story
    Cruise Benefits are not great
    Can't really tell the truth for fear
    Women dress like crap in Miami
    Upper management sleeping around with employees

    Cons

    Outdated processes
    Outdated leadership
    Paper driven
    Management (can't find them anywhere)
    Good ole boy network
    Cover up what really goes on behind Executive
    Poor Leadership
    No advancement not unless you are a good ole boy
    Cafeteria expensive

    Advice to Management

    Start all over and get management right and processes right.


  2. "Staff Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Miramar, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises (More than a year)

    Pros

    1st cruise is free and discounted for family members, good benefits, pension, promote from within

    Cons

    No employer contribution to 401k, late hours.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff to reduce the stress and hours on employees.


  3. "2nd Purser Administration"

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

    Pros

    The company is employee oriented, nice to work in an international environment, lots to learn

    Cons

    Salary is not very good and their promotions are based more on seniority than competency.


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  5. "Resolution Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Springfield, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Springfield, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, ability to make friends

    Cons

    Management couldnt care less for lower level employees

    Advice to Management

    More cohesiveness with employees


  6. "Croupier"

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

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Get to see the Caribbean

    Cons

    If you miss family then this isn't the job for you


  7. "Great career"

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and respectful staff

    Cons

    No cons at this point


  8. "Very good"

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

    I have been working at Royal Caribbean Cruises full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Carrier opportunity available and always willing to look within to progress. I have no objection in how this is handled.

    Cons

    None as it is what it is for now and if nothing changes it will be a good company to work for

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Poor leadership and decision making"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Profitable company with great opportunity and good salary and benefits package.

    Cons

    Poor assessment of resource needs and large lack of managerial skills from leadership. No guidance on expectations for performance appraisal, zero goal setting, unrealistic expectations without discussion and zero recognition of a person's sacrifice and complete lack of respect for their future.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your resource needs and commit to an employee's performance before making the decision to hire them. Hiring to then fire only shows lack of judgement on your part and complete disregard for a person's personal life. Take the time to be a leader, share your vision and organize your thoughts for a plan before firing from the hip and wasting your team's time by calling unstructured meetings.


  10. "Loyalty Ambassador"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loyalty Ambassador
    Former Employee - Loyalty Ambassador
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Travel is great, lots of room for upward mobility.

    Cons

    You have to be the right fit for the lifestyle.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Head Broadcast Technician"

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

    I worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises (More than a year)

    Pros

    traveling
    free food
    free accommodation
    party lifestyle
    a lot of different cultures

    Cons

    money
    management
    needy guests
    no free time



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