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Black Spectacles Earns Great Place to Work Certification

Black Spectacles is Great Place to Work-Certified.

Chicago, Illinois – December 5, 2019 – Black Spectacles, an online learning platform for architects, today announced that it is Great Place to Work-Certified™. Certification is a significant achievement. Using validated employee feedback gathered with Great Place to Work’s rigorous, data-driven For All methodology, companies with a minimum 7 out of 10 employees confirming a consistently positive experience are eligible to be Great Place to Work-Certified. Black Spectacles achieved Certification with 100% of employees reporting having a consistently positive experience.

Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation. “Employees are our most valuable asset and positive company culture a top priority for us. We are thrilled to be Great Place to Work-Certified™,” says Marc Teer, Founder & CEO, Black Spectacles. “Each employee is empowered to provide a great experience for our customers. It is very rewarding and motivating for the team to feel they have an impact on the company.”

“We congratulate Black Spectacles on their Certification,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Best Workplace List Research at Great Place to Work. “Organizations that earn their employees’ trust create great workplace cultures that deliver outstanding business results.”

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Great Place to Work helps organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Emprising®, their culture management platform, empowers leaders with the surveys, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Their unparalleled benchmark data is used to recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® and World’s Best list published annually in Fortune. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place to Work For All™.

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About Black Spectacles

Black Spectacles is an online learning platform for architects and designers, offering ARE® exam prep and a software curriculum. Headquartered in Chicago, Black Spectacles provides aspiring architects educational resources on their path to becoming licensed and advancing their careers. We were the first and only NCARB-approved Test Prep Provider for all 6 divisions of the ARE. Individual memberships are available on a monthly or annual recurring basis, and provide unlimited access to ARE Prep tutorials or software tutorials or both. Group memberships are also available for firms and academic institutions.

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