Carnival Corporation
3.3 of 5 131 reviews
www.carnivalcorp.com Miami, FL 5000+ Employees

Carnival Corporation Reviews

Updated Apr 03, 2014
Carnival Corporation – Doral – “View of Carnival Place, the Carnival Corporation…”

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3.3 131 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

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Micky Arison

(24 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Working in Carnival is the best and you can visit some of tourist spot around the world"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Flexible work schedule, good work-life balance (as long as it's not year-end or quarter-end)"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "ridiculous policies, poorly managed from the shore, treats employees horribly, long working hours"
    in 5 reviews
  • "low salaries, abusive management, long hours, disgusting trailer park trash customers"
    in 4 reviews
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Enjoyed working for Carnival

Guest Logistics Agent (Former Employee)
Miami, FL (US)

I worked at Carnival Corporation part-time for more than a year

ProsGreat team! Eveyone loves their job and the company; you can tell by the way interact with guests. Carnival gives alot of opportunity and I've seen first hand through co-workers and friends whom now hold corporate positions.

ConsSince my position was located at the Port of Miami the distance to my home and the salary was a challenge.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Accountant (Current Employee)
Doral, FL (US)

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

ProsThey try to make it fun environment with give-aways and fun celebration of different holidays and things going on in the company. A lot of opportunity for learning diversity. Also has a gym and day care onsite.

ConsAlthough there is opportunity to move to different departments I have seen limited upward promotions. Once you start there the salary increases are minimal even if you did a good job. A lot of hours in certain departments with a lot of turnover.

Advice to Senior ManagementHigher raises for loyal employees. More upward promotions. Limit the number of hours for better work to life balance in departments that need it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to start a career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Carnival Corporation as a contractor

ProsCarnival invests a lot in its employees and provides a great and safe environment to work in.

ConsThe benefits are said to be below the industry average. However, it doesn't seem that bad at all.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe guests are mostly N. American, but the crew are from all over the world. The same rules and standards (and motivators) cannot be applied to both.

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

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IT Officer (Current Employee)
Miami, FL (US)

I have been working at Carnival Corporation as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsCan go for vacation after 6 to 8 Months

ConsUnder paid and less benefits

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Not good.

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
Miami, FL (US)

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

ProsDiscounted Cruises were great but was not enough

ConsNo Loyalty to the employee.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Typical Corporate Department, Chasing Tails and Talking the Talk

Senior Accountant (Former Employee)
Doral, FL (US)

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

ProsInteresting challenges sometimes, with accounting for unique travel industry situations.

ConsManagement of the department is very closed and political. This department seems to annoy all other departments within Corporate and Carnival; therefore, imagine how annoying working within the department is. Micromanagement will be talked about as if it doesn't happen here, but it is a big problem. Many of the department's initiatives seem to lack a purpose.

Advice to Senior ManagementLiberate your team members to be innovative and to contribute to the management of the department. This department is one with an "open door policy" that has the feel of a locked door.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Never felt like a job

Casino Supervisor (Former Employee)
Miami, FL (US)

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

ProsGreat benefits if you love travel. Interesting, diverse culture.

ConsAdvancement might mean living in Miami which I was not interested in at the time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Going nowhere fast in a great culture with awesome coworkers.

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Doral, FL (US)

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

ProsGym on site
Good food in Cafeteria
Interesting Projects
Lot's of exposure to upper management and lot's of data to play with

ConsPerformance reviews graded on an average
Very slow promotion process
Bonus is dog #$%@
Data tables are really complex and difficult to validate

Advice to Senior ManagementBe able to do the work you assign to your subordinates and have some understanding of the difficulties. Reward exceptional performance and don't grade on an average. Don't dick around over stupid stuff. Be more goal oriented.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worked as a fuel analyst

Fuel Analyst (Former Employee)
Doral, FL (US)

I worked at Carnival Corporation as an intern for less than a year

ProsBig company, great employees, a lot of opportunities to pursue your interests

Consnewer facility, more options in the cafeteria.

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

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great company and atmosphere

Personal Vacation Planner (Former Employee)
Miramar, FL (US)

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

Prosgreat atmosphere, technology and really is your own business

ConsBase pay is a little low, Salary so no overtime

Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what your doing! great management

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

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