Holland America Line Compensation Consultant in SEATTLE, Washington

Compensation Consultant

Seattle, WA

We welcome your interest in joining the Holland America Group - a division of Carnival Corp. The 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). The Holland America Group operates a combined total of 41 cruise ships with over 50,000 employees worldwide. This position will be located in our Seattle offices.

Job Detail

Holland America is currently searching for a highly motivated Compensation Consultant who will support our global Shoreside compensation programs by providing data mining, analytics and reports. This position works closely with client leadership teams and global HR Business Partners and reports directly to the Senior Director, Global Compensation.


  • Evaluate effectiveness of existing compensation through market research, surveys/benchmarking, and trend analysis to ensure competitive compensation programs and best practices

  • Serve as an internal functional expert and a strategic partner on compensation, consulting with HR Business Partners and Talent Acquisition regarding compensation inquiries

  • Design various sales incentive programs, and ensure they are appropriately communicated to participants and accurately administered

  • Develop metrics used to measure effectiveness of compensation programs; provide actionable analysis to business leaders; and recommend improvement opportunities

  • Manage annual salary survey participation and completion. Research market trends and recommend changes to pay structures to ensure a competitive position in the marketplace

  • Assist in developing education programs to increase employee appreciation of compensation programs (base pay, short-term incentives, long-term incentives)

  • Manage the annual merit process, including strategic design as well as administration of merit increase programs for exempt and non-exempt employees

  • Develop and document procedures to streamline processes and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements

  • Partner with Talent Acquisition to provide timely and relevant compensation data as new roles are created or current roles are redefined

  • Manage and maintain job evaluation process using established evaluation systems, and partner with HR/Business Leaders to ensure internal equity and external competitiveness

  • Manage job descriptions, including auditing jobs for content and preparing job descriptions reflecting job responsibilities and requirements, as needed. Ensure all positions are classified appropriately according to FLSA

  • Participate in strategic compensation projects and key initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Finance or related field or equivalent work experience.

  • Three or more years of experience in the area of Compensation, HR or related area.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and intermediate level in Excel (VLOOKUPs, Pivot tables, charts, and mail merge) strong ability to research, analyze and interpret data.

  • Highly flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities quickly.

  • Strong project management, organizational skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • CCP designation preferred.


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

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

  • Travel – Generous 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 discounted health benefits and memberships

  • Tuition Reimbursement – Up to 80% with a maximum of $3000 per fiscal year

  • 401(k) – Company match of 33% on employees first 6% contribution with 100% vesting after 4 years of service

  • Profit Sharing Plan – Eligible after 1 year of service

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan – Discount on Carnival Corporation stock

  • Training – In-house Discover University courses on professional development

  • Rewards & Incentives – Employee Recognition and Reward Programs; rideshare, financial commuter incentives; special employee discounts for local venues, banking services and retail stores

Next Steps…

For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. Apply today and set sail on an exciting new career course! Our application process is quick and easy, be sure to login to our Talent Center and create a profile and then apply directly to your specific job. Holland America Line 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.