2001 Top 25 Employers

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2001 RankNAME OF EMPLOYEREMPLOYEES(1)BUSINESS2000 Rank
1HARVARD UNIVERSITY8403HIGHER EDUCATION1
2MASSACHUSETTS INST. OF TECHNOLOGY7426HIGHER EDUCATION2
3CITY OF CAMBRIDGE3018GOVERNMENT3
4CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC HEALTH COMM.1729MEDICAL7
5LOTUS DEVELOPMENT CORP./IBM1620COMPUTER SOFTWARE 5
6FEDERAL GOVERNMENT1485GOVERNMENT6
7MT AUBURN HOSPITAL1476MEDICAL4
8MILLENIUM PHARMACEUTICALS1348BIOTECHNOLOGY8
9BIOGEN INC.1155BIOTECHNOLOGY11
10GENZYME CORPORATION1112BIOTECHNOLOGY13
11DRAPER LABORATORY INC.1044RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT10
12COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS930GOVERNMENT9
13CAMP, DRESSER, MCKEE750ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS16
14ARTHUR D. LITTLE INC.694MANAGEMENT CONSULTING12
15NECCO/HAVILAND647CONFECTIONARY PRODUCTS18
16WYETH GENETICS INSTITUTE638BIOTECHNOLOGY20
17MODERN CONTINENTAL COMPANIES633CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT23
18QUEST DIAGNOSTICS632CLINICAL TESTING SERVICES14
19EF INTERNATIONAL612TRAVEL & EXCHANGE PROGRAMS19
20AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES INC.(2)608INTERNET NETWORK SERVICES 
21WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE562RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT21
22LESLEY UNIVERSITY543HIGHER EDUCATION22
23VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.(2)460PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS30
24MONITOR GROUP(2)451MANAGEMENT CONSULTING26
25SHAWS SUPERMARKETS/STAR MARKET(2)440RETAIL SUPERMARKET28

Footnotes:

  1. All figures collected between 7/01 and 10/01. 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, unless otherwise indicated by employer response. 
  2. New to list in 2001. 
  3. Employers dropped from list since 2000 include Genuity, Sapient Corporation, Forrester Research and Youville Hospital. 

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, 2001.

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