This review isn't really about Archway Marketing Services, it is about working for Microsoft. Archway is a service provider that does the accounting for Microsoft.
A typical day at work meant preparing Excel spreadsheets, analyzing account variances, and preparing reports as requested by management.
The environment was toxic, as there was little training or communication from management. The lead accountant for Microsoft expected us to read her mind. She actually chewed me out for not completing a report on time, when I had actually completed it a day early. When informed of this fact, no apology was forthcoming.
Also, we were doing tasks everyday that were not our responsibility. And these tasks were resulting in the team being behind and getting demerits, when it was actually other departments that were not getting their stuff done. No dissent was permitted, nor were suggestions to improve processes considered even though they paid Ernst & Young to come in and they made the same suggestions.
A total waste of time, unless you like sitting at your desk for 8-13 hours and just plugging away at spreadsheets.
Oh, and one guy quit 3 times and they called him and begged him to come back. And then they promoted him. Seriously, you have problems when employees act like that.
On-campus cafeteria is awesome
Management, lack of training