Pride of america review for the restaurant area
Assistant Waiter (Former Employee) – Honolulu, HI – September 9, 2018
I can't speak for the company as a whole, I am reviewing one vessel that hires Americans, the Pride of America vessel and I am describing my experience as an Assistant Waiter only. Other jobs on board might be better, I can't tell you about anything other than the area I worked in. I would NOT RECOMMEND this boat for any position involving food service. You will work triple shifts often and you aren't making very good money even considering you are making overtime rates. Clearing $1100-$1400 every two weeks for 80 hour weeks is something you can do on land and then you also have a life that is your own. You are not going to see Hawaii, you will be working or you will be in some nonsensical training session that fritters away any free time you see on your schedule. Training, drills, working, cabin inspection, thrown new tasks and given no direction or help. Withering stares from unhelpful petty managers.... morale is low, money is low, opportunity to see the sights is low if you are in the food service area. You are issued ill fitting shoes, a uniform that contains no natural fibers that causes you to sweat and the uniform will cling to you in unpleaant ways.
The only thing I have been impressed with is the commitment to diversity, this company hires people over 50, teenagers, morbidly obese, every ethnicity you can imagine
pay, morale, advancement potential, management, ability to see the sights