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Carnival Corporation Interview Questions

Updated 22 Apr 2015
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    Directorate Human Resources Business Partner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Carnival Corporation (Southampton, England) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Very welcoming email from Carnival - had applied a couple of time pervious and not interviewed, so was excited to be asked to apply for this role. The recruiter was very warm, welcoming and open about the role and what they wanted to achieve. Passed the screening section so was invited to meet with Head of the department. He gave me insights into the company and what they now needed to achieve - a bit of catch up with their competitors. Was an hour long interview - left neutral and was told I would hear back.
    Have heard nothing back from Carnival, I have left 2 ph messages with the recruiter and an email and that was 5 weeks ago. I am ok with a NO - but let people know - your business is customer service and brand, you have let yourself down. If this has happened to me, how many other people has this happened to?

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    Personal Vacation Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL (US)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Carnival Corporation (Miami, FL (US)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was alright. They do everything possible to make you feel comfortable. At first a recruiter tells you all about the compensation package, which if you are struggling for money this might not be job for you since you won't see that for about 3 months. Then the interview consists of 2 people asking you questions. Honestly, I feel the man's first language was definitely not English, the way they phrase things is a bit confusing. But not the worst interview I've been to.

    Interview Questions

    • They ask you to talk about yourself. What would your best friend say about you?   Answer Question
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Carnival Corporation (Miami, FL (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Met with two folks, easy going. Described job function. explained responsibilities, discussed details of job, expalined who I would be responsible for. did not discuss salary, interview was over the phone as the director and VP are in California. I explained my qualifications. Why I would be ideal for the position, very positive experience with good energy.,

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    Cruise Vacation Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miramar, FL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Carnival Corporation (Miramar, FL (US)).

    Interview

    1st interview was a group of 10 people at a time. You basically have about 2 minutes to sell yourself so to speak. After that if you are picked you do another round of interviews which is a one on one. You'll sit on the floor and listen in on calls and after you come back to speak with management so they can get to know you a little more. The overall experience was great.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you be able ro handle rejection after rejection?   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Carnival Corporation (Miami, FL (US)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Was very quick, found out that week. Pretty straightforward interview and i got an offer that week. Nothing too hard was asked, just know a tiny bit about the company and you will do just fine on your interview. That is pretty much it.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had a project that didn't go according to plan   Answer Question
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    Personal Vacation Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Carnival Corporation.

    Interview

    Very difficult. Depending on whom you are interviewing with. More friendly interviewers hired more people. It is all based on who interviews you and what type of mood they are in. It is very much like a cattle call.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked you to sell them something. If you know the sales process this is a simple question.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Carnival Corporation in November 2014.

    Interview

    I applied through Cast-a-Way, and they contacted me about 2 months after I initially applied. Due to a lack of open positions I waited about 6 months until the interview. I needed to travel to Chicago and the interview was conducted there. First part of the day was introducing ourselves to the other 30 something people there, and learning about the position onboard. We played a little card game that had you do silly tasks written on them. Second part of the day was one-on-one interviews. The whole process lasted about 4 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • The card game was challenging because some people had to make up a poem or song on the spot as part of their challenge.   Answer Question
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    Manager IT Infrastructure & Applications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Carnival Corporation (Miami, FL (US)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    The process was very professional and friendly. I was guided along the way and everything happened very quickly. I was told what to expect, there were no surprises. I heard back exactly when I was told that I would, The questions were fair. I felt very good about the process.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you the best candidate for this job?   1 Answer
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    Personal Vacation Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Carnival Corporation in September 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online September 5th. After completing online application link requested interview to be set up. Had first interview on Sept 9 via telephone with HR recruiter. Immediately set up for second interview via webcam for the following day with a Team Manager and then Hiring Manager. Received phone call Friday offering me the position and received link with all new hire documents.

    Interview Questions

    • They want you to sell them a cruise via webcam. Point out the benefits. Other than that, pretty standard questions. Hiring manager was very thorough with job description and what is expected.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate. I was satisfied with the base salary and commission structure.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Carnival Corporation.

    Interview

    Totally disappointed, Online interview process took two hours including training and a mock call center. The answers to the mock customer are not even anything that a Customer Service Rep would ever say to a customer. Without even talking to a live person I was "not the ideal candidate" What a waste of my time that I could have used to find other employment.

    Interview Questions

    • Training for a Mock Customer Call Center was a waste of time.   Answer Question

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