1999 Top 25 Employers

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RANKNAME OF EMPLOYERNATURE OF BUSINESS' 99 EMPLOYEES(1)
1HARVARD UNIVERSITYEDUCATION7728
2MIT(2)EDUCATION6985
3CITY OF CAMBRIDGEGOVERNMENT3070
4MT AUBURN HOSPITAL(3)MEDICAL2021
5LOTUS DEVELOPMENT CORP./IBMCOMPUTER SOFTWARE 1708
6CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC HEALTH COMM.MEDICAL1708
7FEDERAL GOVERNMENTGOVERNMENT1479
8GTE INTERNETWORKING/BBN(4)RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT1236
9DRAPER LABSRESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT1022
10COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTSGOVERNMENT934
11ARTHUR D. LITTLEMANAGEMENT CONSULTING927
12STAR MARKETRETAIL894
13GENZYMEPHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS876
14BIOGENBIOTECHNOLOGY/R&D869
15MILLENIUMBIOTECHNOLOGY/R&D808
16GENETICS INSTITUTEBIOTECHNOLOGY/R&D719
17NECCO/HAVILANDCONFECTIONARY PRODUCTS665
18CAMP, DRESSER, MCKEEENGINEERING638
19QUEST DIAGNOSTICS/BIORANCLINICAL TESTING SERVICES524
20LESLEY COLLEGEEDUCATION514
21ABT ASSOCIATESMANAGEMENT CONSULTING495
22CAMBRIDGE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSMANAGEMENT CONSULTING438
23MONITOR COMPANYMANAGEMENT CONSULTING414
24YOUVILLE HOSPITALMEDICAL401
25POLAROID(5)PHOTO & OPTIC EQUIPMENT384

Footnotes:

  1. All figures collected between 6/98 and 8/98. All figures reflect employment within the the City of Cambridge only. Whenever
    possible, totals are based on Full Time Equivalents (FTEs). Part time workers were counted as 0.5 FTEs. 
  2. MIT's previous annual total employment figures included approximately 1,000 contract workers who provide services to the MIT community are employed by vendors. 
  3. Mt. Auburn Hospital previous reported employees as FTEs. This year's figure is based on total employed persons. 
  4. In the past year, GTE Internetworking has moved a substantial number of positions to offices located outside of Cambridge. 
  5. In the past year, Polaroid has moved a substantial number of positions to offices located outside of Cambridge.

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, 1999.

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