Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Reviews

Updated 2 Jun 2020

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3.7
70%
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50%
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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines CEO Nick Emery (no image)
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3 Ratings
  1. "Stable,consistent,good,long term"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - wiater 

    I have been working at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines full-time

    Pros

    I could say the people i work with are friendly

    Cons

    It shows some favoritsm in pormotion.

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  2. "Great regional employer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Ipswich, England

    I have been working at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines full-time

    Pros

    Family owned, with friendly colleagues. Interesting business offering engaging roles. Good learning and development courses offered and excellent staff benefits.

    Cons

    Staff retention is high, which is great; however the flip-side of this means vacancies are infrequent and internal recruitment is limited.

  3. "Keep Clear"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dover, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing I can say here

    Cons

    Horrible food Vile Management Senior Officers are all about their rank/ epaulettes - look down on others Clear division between white people/Europeans and Filipino/Thai/Nepalese staff (get paid 45% of what white man get) No crew bar Nothing to do in evenings Expensive wi-fi Not enough uniform given Emergency drill role not explained. Nobody knows what to do. 12 hour shifts

  4. "Photo job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Photographer 

    I worked at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

    Pros

    A lot of free time in ports and at sea. Ability to go on excursions. Nice cabins on the Black Watch, regular crew cabins on other ships.

    Cons

    Commission based salary with not great opportunity for increase because ships have a lot of repeaters and very high average age of the passengers (usually 70+) so most of the guest don't take photos and even less of them buys it. Also requirement from concessionaire Ocean Images to film for the cruise dvd, not just doing photography job. Because of this conditions it's very hard to earn more than 600 pounds per month (base salary is around 515 pounds)

  5. "Great job, long hours"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cruise Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You get to travel the world and broaden your horizons

    Cons

    Long hours for very little recognition

  6. "2 Contracts with Fred."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Guest Service Assistant in Ipswich, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines for more than a year

    Pros

    Provided travel expenses Health Insurance Punctual Payments

    Cons

    Earning Dollars instead of Pound Sterling Asians crew being categorized 'Non-European Crew' European crew earns more than asian crew

  7. "Big company but still feels like a family business"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in Ipswich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent staff, good benefits and superb employer. There are fantastic discounts for family and friends. Although a large business it still feels like a family run business.

    Cons

    Career progression was limited. Opportunities for working onboard cruise ships were limited to UK staff

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  8. "Deck Officer Cadet"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

    Pros

    Travelling to lots and lots of different places. A chance to progress very quickly. Tax Free Pay

    Cons

    You are away from home a lot of the time. Hard work, very hard work.

  9. "One of the best small cruise ship in the world nice job and best management. This is very good for my future be better"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Cabin Steward in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

    Pros

    The best about this company i known from my friend nice management nice about the ship,crew and show care one each other

    Cons

    To get better experience and better future do to the best for our mission. And always proud with our job. Don't forget always smile

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  10. "ferd olsen not bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    F & B in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

    Pros

    fred olsen is a good company BUT those who are working in fred olsen especially the junior management level is not good and horrible.

    Cons

    there is no awareness regarding safety and security.hygiene maiatanence quiet good.water facility is really pathetic some times not available.

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