2013 Top 25 Employers

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2013
Rank
NAME OF EMPLOYER 2013
EMPLOYEES1
BUSINESS 2012
EMPLOYEES
1 HARVARD UNIVERSITY 11,298 HIGHER EDUCATION 11,167
2 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 8,960 HIGHER EDUCATION 7,824
3 CITY OF CAMBRIDGE2 2,869 GOVERNMENT 2,925
4 NOVARTIS INSTITUTE FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH 2,472 BIOTECHNOLOGY 2,276
5 SANOFI/GENZYME3 2,000 BIOTECHNOLOGY 1,148
6 BIOGEN IDEC 1,815 BIOTECHNOLOGY 1,530
7 CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE4 1,797 HEALTH CARE 992
8 MT. AUBURN HOSPITAL 1,785 HEALTH CARE 1,731
9 CAMBRIDGE INNOVATION CENTER5 1,472 START UP INCUBATOR 1,453
10 VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS 1,298 BIOTECHNOLOGY 1,420
11 DRAPER LABORATORY 1,273 RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 1,214
12 MILLENNIUM PHARMACEUTICALS 1,217 BIOTECHNOLOGY 1,212
13 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 1,216 GOVERNMENT 1,226
14 AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES 1,075 INTERNET TECHNOLOGY 849
15 PFIZER 904 BIOTECHNOLOGY 875
16 BROAD INSTITUTE 846 RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 872
17 EF INTERNATIONAL 802 TRAVEL & EDUCATION PROGRAMS 739
18 GOOGLE 800 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT 800
19 MICROSOFT 631 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT 913
20 FORRESTER RESEARCH 591 BUSINESS SERVICES 604
21 HUBSPOT 580 MARKETING SOFTWARE 317
22 PEGASYSTEMS 562 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT 565
23 SPAULDING HOSPITAL CAMBRIDGE 558 HEALTH CARE 498
24 CDM SMITH 543 ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS 583
25 LESLEY UNIVERSITY 541 HIGHER EDUCATION 498

Footnotes

  1. All figures collected between 8/13 and 12/13, 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. Sanofi and Genzyme previously reported employment figures separately. 
  4. In 2013 Cambridge Health Alliance updated procedures for assigning staff to geographic locations, leading to a substantial increase in the number of employees reported as based in Cambridge. 
  5. The Cambridge Innovation Center is a start up incubator that houses employees from 539 companies. 
  6. Employers deleted since 2012: Raytheon BBN technologies, Whole Foods.

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, except as noted, 2013.

For More Information

For more information about socioeconomic and demographic statistics about Cambridge, please contact Cliff Cook, ccook@cambridgema.gov, Planning Information Manager, at 617/349-4656.