Carnival Corporation

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Carnival Corporation Reviews

Updated Jul 09, 2014
Carnival Corporation – Doral – “View of Carnival Place, the Carnival Corporation…”

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3.3 154 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

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Micky Arison

(36 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working in Carnival is the best and you can visit some of tourist spot around the world(in 7 reviews)

  • You really can see the world through this type of work(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Limited growth opportunities, long hours on embarkation and debarkation(in 7 reviews)

  • ridiculous policies, poorly managed from the shore, treats employees horribly, long working hours(in 5 reviews)

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    Fun, flexible, great benefits, and management that actually seems to care for their employees

    Cruise Vacation Specialist (Current Employee) Miami, FL (US)

    ProsAmazing flexibility by having the option to work from home, management is not always breathing down your neck (even with this being a sales position), decent amount of vacation time and sick time hours even for a new employee, lots of opportunity to do overtime but not obligated to work it.

    ConsThe top paying incentive tiers are getting more difficult to reach so this position is not paying as well as it used to. Still fair pay compared to other lines. You have to be a machine on the phones, because we have only 4 minutes per hour for a break and a 30 min lunch break. It's not as easy as it seems when you take a large amount of calls daily with no time to re-set between calls. Since its a call center, it is nearly impossible to get PTO approved for when you want it and if you are not one of the top performers, you will probably work a shift no one wants. No room to climb up the ladder. The coaches have been the same for a good 5 or 6 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOver all, this is a fantastic, lively workplace. I think it's a great position for someone that is comfortable with making upper 40's and doesn't mind not moving up the ladder.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good, great environment

    Human Resources Coordinator (Former Employee) Miami, FL (US)

    ProsGreat culture, diverse environment, new experiences and adventure, interesting work. Make new friends all over the world

    ConsLimited growth opportunities, long hours on embarkation and debarkation. Low salary, not good career projection for professional position.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My current job as a photographer and lab technician.

    Photographer (Current Employee) Miami, FL (US)

    ProsYou can travel around the place that you want to be.

    ConsBut it's not enough time to see the place that you visit.

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    Not living up to the core service values.

    Photographer (Former Employee) Miami, FL (US)

    ProsGreat experience for a shorter period of time, not a career. I learned a lot in the first year, but hit a limit. I enjoyed working with people from all over the world. Got to see most of the Caribbean in short times off. Made some great friends. Everything I enjoyed about the job had nothing to do with the company itself.

    ConsPoor pay for the hours worked. Too much time standing. Little time for relaxing and sleep.

    Inefficient use of workers because everyone works the same hours. There are plenty of times when only half the staff would really be necessary. No regular benefits. Little chance for moving up, unless you are from the right country and have a certain personality. Have to deal with thousands of guests with think they own you because they paid to get on the ship.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the people, not just the numbers. When half the ship photo management leaves in a short period of time, you should realize there is a problem in the way you are treating people and running the operation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used To be a great place to work

    Cruise Vacation Specialist (Former Employee) Colorado Springs, CO (US)

    Prosgood pay, Great people

    ConsToo much pressure to sell insurance and other peripherals, constant negative environment.

    Advice to Senior Managementput more focus on your front line, your phone centers are the first experience many customers have with you

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Massive company doing their best to stay organized

    Showband Musician (Former Employee) Miami, FL (US)

    ProsIf you're a musician looking for a steady paycheck performing, this is a way to get that. The lifestyle is incredibly leisurely. There isn't much to challenge you once you get into the routine. If this lifestyle is appealing, playing on a cruise ship is a way to go.

    ConsCarnival is huge. You definitely get the feeling that Carnival only recognizes that you exist if you were to mess up. So much of their workforce is international, especially on the ships, making English often a second language for employees that are in power on the ship. This makes it difficult for everyone when you're trying to communicate about subtleties regarding pay, shipping, taxes, customs, etc. Also be ready to leave your normal life behind for an extended period, as contracts are at least six months long, and onboard wifi is very expensive and slow.

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    Generally good

    Entertainment Technician (Current Employee) Miami, FL (US)

    ProsSee the world, save money, gain experiences

    Consyou life to the out side world stops, everyone else life keeps going and yours stops on land and is now only the ship. the longer you stay the harder it is to leave

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    fun but long contracts

    Light and Sound Technician (Former Employee) Miami, FL (US)

    Prossee the world while getting paid

    Consaway for months on very long contracts up to 8 months.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Read if you're considering PVP land....

    PVP (Former Employee) Miramar, FL (US)

    ProsWonderful benefits package especially healthcare, great employee cruise discounts, great co-workers, fun outside events.

    ConsI didn't think the PVP role at CCL was going to end up being a telemarketing job that I shouldn't have taken. I was sold on the idea that making bookings was easy and calling "valued past guests" would be a joy...but it was a complete disappointment. The hours do not provide any kind of work/life balance, the sense of morale is mixed, guests are very rude and think it's okay to treat you poorly. I do not suggest taking the PVP job unless you are an amazing salesperson and want this to be your career...and that can mean working 80-90 hours a week until you reach the Elite or Flex schedules.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop giving in to guests who do not appreciate reduced deposits, treat shipboard personnel poorly or cater to only families! I do think the PVP role needs to be changed and be a worthwhile position.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experince

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMostly nice people around you, around 20 different nationalities so heaps new things to discover. Free food. Beautiful itineraries like Bahamas, Panama, Mexico, Jamaica etc.

    ConsExtremely long days, no weekends at all, only off hours. The workday may come to 12 -14 hrs straight. Lots of staff don't really speak good english. No salary raise.

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