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Black Spectacles is Great Place to Work-Certified for the Second Year

Black Spectacles is Great Place to Work-Certified for the second time

Chicago, Illinois - December 4, 2020 - For the second year in a row, Black Spectacles has announced 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, Certification confirms at least 7 out of 10 employees have a consistently positive experience at Black Spectacles. 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 is a top priority for us. We are thrilled to be Great Place to Work-Certified™ again,” says Marc Teer, Founder & CEO, Black Spectacles. “We are a purpose-driven company, which empowers employees to work towards shared values and goals that serve our customers. The positive impact we make in our customers’ lives is ultimately really rewarding and motivating for everyone.”

94% of employees at Black Spectacles say this is a great place to work, compared to 59% of employees at a typical U.S. based company. Additionally, 100% of employees report that people care about each other in this organization. View Black Spectacles’s Great Place to Work profile here

“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.”


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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Black Spectacles provides support and inspiration to architects through world-class educational material and career resources at every stage of their careers. Marc Teer, FAIA, an award-winning architect, founded the company in 2010 to democratize the learning process and remove barriers to career expansion while helping architects thrive and foster career growth. As the first and only NCARB-approved test prep provider for all six divisions of the ARE® 5.0 exam, the subscription-based software has established Black Spectacles as a preeminent figure in sophisticated online learning. Through comprehensive and contemporary educational technology, media and a burgeoning platform, Black Spectacles paves the way for expansive creative potential in architecture and design.

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