2014 Top 25 Employers

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2014
Rank
NAME OF EMPLOYER 2014
EMPLOYEES1
BUSINESS 2013
EMPLOYEES
1 HARVARD UNIVERSITY 10,980 HIGHER EDUCATION 11,298
2 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 8,455 HIGHER EDUCATION 8,960
3 CITY OF CAMBRIDGE(2) 2,927 GOVERNMENT 2,869
4 NOVARTIS INST. FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH 2,704 BIOTECHNOLOGY 2,472
5 BIOGEN IDEC(3) 2,660 BIOTECHNOLOGY 1,815
6 MT. AUBURN HOSPITAL 1,922 HEALTH CARE 1,785
7 CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE 1,704 HEALTH CARE 1,797
8 SANOFI/GENZYME 1,640 BIOTECHNOLOGY 2,000
9 CAMBRIDGE INNOVATION CENTER(4) 1,574 START UP INCUBATOR 1,472
10 AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES 1,367 INTERNET TECHNOLOGY 1,075
11 DRAPER LABORATORY 1,262 RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 1,273
12 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 1,240 GOVERNMENT 1,216
13 TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICALS/MILLENNIUM 1,166 BIOTECHNOLOGY 1,217
14 PFIZER 922 BIOTECHNOLOGY 904
15 EF INTERNATIONAL 889 TRAVEL & EDUCATION  PROGRAMS 802
16 MICROSOFT 880 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT 631
17 BROAD INSTITUTE 872 RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 846
18 GOOGLE 800 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT 800
19 HUBSPOT(5) 640 MARKETING SOFTWARE 580
20 PEGASYSTEMS 635 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT 562
21 FORRESTER RESEARCH 611 BUSINESS SERVICES 591
22 SPAULDING HOSPITAL CAMBRIDGE 558 HEALTH CARE 558
23 LESLEY UNIVERSITY 533 HIGHER EDUCATION 541
24 WHOLE FOODS(6) 530 SUPERMARKET 528
25 CDM SMITH 524 ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS 543
26 RAYTHEON BBN TECHNOLOGIES 452 ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS 496 

Footnotes

  1. All figures collected between 8/14 and 12/14, unless otherwise noted. All figures reflect employment within the City of
    Cambridge only. Whenever possible, totals are based on Full Time Equivalents (FTEs). Part time workers were counted
    as 0.5 FTEs, unless otherwise indicated by employer response. 
  2. City of Cambridge figures include School Department employees. 
  3. Biogen Idec relocated its corporate headquarters to Cambridge during 2014. 
  4. The Cambridge Innovation Center is a start up incubator that houses employees from 601 companies. 
  5. Figure reported by Boston Globe. 
  6. Employer deleted since 2013: Vertex. Employer added since 2013: Whole Foods.

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, except as noted, 2014.

For More Information

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