Carnival Corporation

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Carnival Corporation Reviews

Updated 21 January 2015
Updated 21 January 2015
193 Reviews
3.3
193 Reviews
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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 7 reviews)

  • You really can see the world through this type of work (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Limited growth opportunities, long hours on embarkation and debarkation (in 14 reviews)

  • Long working hours without day off (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    quite satisfy

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    Current Employee - Ratings in London, England
    Current Employee - Ratings in London, England

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    no choice i need money for my family

    Cons

    its a per contract work so after 7 or 8 mos. again your unemployed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they knows what best for us

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    company review

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    Current Employee - Fraw in Southampton, England
    Current Employee - Fraw in Southampton, England

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    carnival is a big company in shipping industry.its a good company for managers ..not for the employees

    Cons

    its large company so that management can't satisfy each and evry employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation

    Pros

    Good exposure to all levels of management across the company.

    Cons

    Extra hours culture, but is rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management are very good and open with all, you just have to be willing to pursue.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Wake up to the 21st century, yes it really is 2008

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Southampton, England
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Southampton, England

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation

    Pros

    Cheap holidays for friends, family and yourself. A very British establishment and it will always look good on the CV

    Cons

    Management, you feel are always one-step behind the major competitor.

    Independence of the Seas v Ventura?
    Independence wins hands down and its embarrassing. P&O have Noddy, that about sums it up!

    Unfortunately, it sometimes feels like you're made to feel grateful that CUK have given you a job. The latest internal empowerment course is a load of tosh devised by some consultant somewhere.

    P&O is like the BA of airlines - the tag line is almost identical. They sit there thinking they are the best - whilst all the time being overtaken by the competition and not actually realising it.

    It's run by people who were around during the dark ages and don't realise what a modern person wants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try building a ship that shows a little inspiration, unlike the last 2 they've have had and the next one on order. P&O/Princess/Holland America/Cunard - all same ships just a different colour paint. The latest offering is based on a design 10 years old - nothing like being up-to-date is there boys!

    Competitors are building amazing ships with amazing facilities, P&O offer a circus, Noddy and a pathetic scalextric track - then wonder why anyone whos seen another cruise ship thinks its pants.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very good culture

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    Former Employee - Project Lead, EBusiness in Doral, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Project Lead, EBusiness in Doral, FL (US)

    I worked at Carnival Corporation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    you get free cruises and people are pretty cool, people dont micromanage

    Cons

    Its also very corporate culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Totally bad experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation

    Pros

    Free Cruise travel plus other perks

    Cons

    Constantly monitor n not able to leav building for lunch break

  8.  

    good start

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    Former Employee - Youth Staff (Onboard)
    Former Employee - Youth Staff (Onboard)

    I worked at Carnival Corporation as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    this company is good as a start up. you can learn a lot of things and build yourself among multicultural enviroment.

    Cons

    sometimes there is no consistency and very often you can feel and see favoritism.lots of working hours and clientele that comes to the ship is hard to handle.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to be part of

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Carnival Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    After years of being in the contracting world I came to Carnival. Upon entering I was very impressed after hearing that many people there were over 5, 10, 20 and event more time with the company. Soon enough I realized that the environment and the culture were nothing like I had experience before. The company had very tangible offerings and the culture was very friendly to the people and their family. Albeit it being a very demanding and challenging environment, much effort was also put in helping one to succeed and grow in all areas.

    Cons

    5 words for Cons: none really.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Vacation Planner Review

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    Former Employee - Personal Vacation Planner
    Former Employee - Personal Vacation Planner

    I worked at Carnival Corporation

    Pros

    Compensation, product was easy to sell, original refund policy made it very easy to sell as well.

    Cons

    Management not good once SVP of sales went to another cruise lines. Family feel went away. No support of employees. Very shady and unorganized management on most parts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the values that the old SVP carried.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Company in transition. Lots of opportunities but must be flexible.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Carnival Cruises is a fun business so it is enjoyable to spend your workday thinking about a vacation experience. They offer the normal benefits package for big companies including access to discounted cruises. There are a lot of great people and a real desire by all to make things better. Nice internal professional development training classes.

    Cons

    Carnival is in transition and coming to terms with the fact they are not a small, family-owned business anymore. Up until this point there has not been an appetite by management to make the key infrastructure investment in systems and people for the employees and company as a whole to be set up for success. There has also been a lack of strong leadership by the C-suite in setting company-wide priorities. This has contributed to a sense of departments actively working to fortify their silos of power to try to get their own initiatives pushed through regardless of what else is happening. The senior leadership (VPs and above) is well educated but many lack practical work experience and are very green. There is little to no career path development within the company so set your expectations to get some great work experiences and that you will move somewhere else when ready to move to the next level professionally. The compensation is typically below market rates and the health insurance is really poor in comparison to coverage options at comparable sized companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set clear company priorities; unite all departments to work toward these goals; provide the basic systems (ie inventory management, commerce platforms, CRM, reporting etc) for employees to do their jobs effectively; staff up accordingly and bring in temp/contract help more often for one-off projects or temporary needs; show the employees you care through the above recommendations and more generous compensation/benefit packages (not just food truck days).

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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