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Amanda Passwater

Doing Work That Matters

Amanda Passwater was working a graveyard shift when she first learned about Accurate from a friend who worked with a temp agency. While she was able to work from home, the hours just weren’t working for her and her kids. So, she decided to check out the Accurate opportunity—and she hasn’t looked back.

Initially, Amanda took on a temporary role doing employment education verification. She was hired full time just two months later and, six months after that, became a proposal writer for Accurate. That was back in 2011. Since that time, she’s moved into roles as a senior proposal writer, operations manager, and is now director of operations.

She’s enjoyed every role she’s had and all of her time at Accurate.

Trust and the Opportunity to Make an Impact

One of the first things that struck Amanda when she started with Accurate was the trust that the company placed in its employees—and the opportunities to challenge herself in areas that had previously been unknown to her. That, she says, “has really accelerated my growth.”

In addition, she says, the work she was doing was important—important, of course, to potential employees hoping to be hired, but also to the economy as a whole. Her first role, verifying employment, wasn’t the most exciting type of work, she says, but it was “really important to our country’s economy—it was really important to help people get jobs.”

Doing work that matters—that makes a real difference in peoples’ lives—is rewarding, Amanda says. She’s also appreciated the opportunity to grow with the company and to experience new challenges while trying her hand doing different tasks.

A Well-Kept Secret

The greatest change that Amanda says she has experienced during her time with Accurate is the growth of the company—not only in terms of size, but in terms of awareness and recognition.

“We used to call ourselves the ‘best kept secret in the industry’ and now we’re no longer a secret,” she says. Today, she says, Accurate is well known and has a strong reputation among both employees and clients.

The culture at Accurate resonates with employees which, in turn, drives them to provide superior service and support to clients.

Accurate’s culture is built on four core values pillars that unify the company with a common purpose, define where they’re headed, indicate what they’ll do to get there, what they believe in, and how they will behave with each other and their customers. They are:

  • Take ownership: be accountable for your actions, your team, and the company.
  • Be open: be open to new ideas.
  • Stay curious: stay curious even as you move forward.
  • Work as one: work together to create the best customer and workplace experience.

The aspect of the culture that resonates most with Amanda is “work as one.” “We always say, ‘we win together, we lose together’,” she says.

It’s a company that also likes to play together.

Having Fun While Getting Things Done

Despite Accurate’s growth over the years that Amanda has been with the company, she says that it still feels like a family. “From being a small company to becoming a large company, the culture really has remained,” she says.

While she says it’s not happening this year, one of the things that Amanda has found most memorable during her time with Accurate is the annual March Madness competition. She’s also enjoyed many opportunities to come together with colleagues to support various community events—“like packing means and sending them overseas, or loading playground equipment, or cleaning a school for blind children—there have just been a lot of opportunities for employees to give back.”

At Accurate, says Amanda, it’s all about getting things done—together.

Accurate isn’t a “stay in your line” kind of company, she says. “You have the opportunity to learn and to develop new skills. No matter how big or small my job is it’s valued whether by my peers, my management, or executive leadership.”

When asked what she envisions for her future with Accurate, she says: “I don’t know, and that excites me.”

Amanda’s looking forward to a future at Accurate that keeps its family feel while continuing to offer new and exciting opportunities. She may not know what they are right now, but she does know that when they appear, she’ll be ready.