Welcome to Associate Spotlights, a blog series from Compass Group’s Talent Management team, showcasing various associates across our family of companies.

Amanda Perkins

Amanda is a Legal Compliance Manager at Compass Group North America headquarters in Charlotte, NC. She began working at Compass Group over six years ago as a Legal intern. Shortly after joining Compass Group, Amanda pursued her paralegal certification to gain more momentum in her career. As part of the Legal team, she had the opportunity to help build and create the centralized employment eligibility verification function (I-9) which later resulted in a management position overseeing the I-9 team. Ultimately, Amanda’s experience and exposure have led her to her current opportunity: creating a legal operations function for the department.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
The people I work with. I love working for Compass Group and the relationships I have developed with my colleagues. Additionally, my role makes me feel that I am contributing value to the organization.

What’s the best career advice that you’ve received?
Always strive to be indispensable to the company whether that is being someone you can always count on, making someone else’s job easier, or being willing to go above and beyond.

How do you maintain a healthy work/life balance?
I focus on prioritization and flexibility. I am at a time in my life where I am able to prioritize my job first and then work to balance the other aspects of my life.

Do you have a favorite quote or personal mantra?
“Teamwork makes the dream work.” Also, my philosophy is, “What can I contribute to the company?”, rather than, “What can the company do for me?”

What would people be surprised to know about you?
I have ridden horses for most of my life and used to compete in show jumping with my horse, Cisco.

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