Princess Cruises Sr Compensation Consultant in SEATTLE, Washington

Sr Compensation Consultant

Santa Clarita, CA

The Holland America Group is currently searching for an experienced Senior Compensation Consultant to join our expanding Shipboard Compensation team. Led by our Shipboard Compensation Manager, we seek a creative, seasoned project manager who will develop partnerships with our clients, global HR partners and manning agencies using their expertise to align compensation programs for our growing business.

We welcome your interest in joining Holland America Group - a division of Carnival Corporation. Holland America Group includes Holland America Line and Seabourn (both headquartered in Seattle, Washington), Princess Cruise Lines (headquartered in Santa Clarita, California), and P&O Australia (headquartered in Sydney). Holland America Group operates a combined total of 41 cruise ships with 36,000 employees worldwide. This position will be located in our Santa Clarita office.


  • Partner with business leadership teams, global HR Partners and international Manning Agencies to strategize, develop and implement complex business solutions to address fleet compensation needs

  • Partners with the business on special projects to develop compensation programs to meet business needs, analyzing alternatives, creating project deliverables and providing project status reports to management

  • Compiles and analyzes market data, internal job relationships and geographic pay differentials.

  • Recommends new position grades and/or geographic differentials based on conclusions made from compiled research

  • Using market data, analysis tools and understanding of complex collective bargaining and non-collective bargaining agreements, designs wage scales and salary structures for fleet members

  • Works with internal communications to develop fleet communications regarding compensation including annual increases, incentives and equity grants

  • Analyzes, recommends and/or reviews promotions, adjustments and transfers for internal and external equity consulting with ma

  • Prepares summary and detailed reports for senior management as needed

  • Participates in salary surveys and audits.

  • Analyzes pay practices to ensure accuracy and compliance with all applicable local laws/union agreements

  • Proactively maintains a high level of business knowledge of client groups and the industry.

  • Keeps apprised of applicable federal, state local, international and maritime compensation related laws and regulations to ensure compliance.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field or equivalent work experience

  • 7+ years of experience in the area of Compensation, HR or related area

  • Strong project management skills

  • Ability to establish partnerships with business leaders

  • Highly flexible in approach to problem solving

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word, such as VLOOKUPs, Pivot tables, charts, mail merge, etc.

  • Strong ability to research, analyze and interpret market and financial data


  • CCP preferred


  • Flexible Work Schedule! 9/80 alternative workweek schedule providing each employee with one (1) weekday off every two weeks.

  • Time off benefits - 8 paid holidays, paid vacation, bonus vacation time and paid sick time

  • Travel - Cruise and Travel Privileges for you and your family

  • Health - Complete benefit plans including medical, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts

  • Wellness - Health and wellness programs include, onsite exercise classes, onsite nutrition and lifestyle classes and discounted gym memberships

  • Tuition Reimbursement - up to 75% with a maximum of $2000 per year

  • 401(k) - Company match up to 6% of salary at 50% for the first 5 years and 100% thereafter

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan - up to a 15% discount off of FMV of CCL stock

  • Training - In-house Princess University courses on professional development

  • Rewards & Incentives - Employee Recognition and Reward Programs; rideshare, financial commuter incentives and free parking; special employee discounts for child care, banking services and retail stores

Next Steps…

Apply today and set sail on an exciting new career course! Our goal is to be the number one cruise and cruise-tour provider. To make that happen, we need qualified, top-notch team members. If you’re looking to get your talent noticed, apply today! Our application process is quick and easy:

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Princess Cruises is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status.