2002 Top 25 Employers

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2002 RankNAME OF EMPLOYEREMPLOYEES(1)BUSINESS2001 Rank
1HARVARD UNIVERSITY8722HIGHER EDUCATION1
2MASSACHUSETTS INST. OF TECHNOLOGY7741HIGHER EDUCATION2
3CITY OF CAMBRIDGE(3)2934GOVERNMENT3
4MILLENNIUM PHARMACEUTICALS1882BIOTECHNOLOGY8
5CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC HEALTH COMM.1671MEDICAL4
6FEDERAL GOVERNMENT1631.5GOVERNMENT6
7MT AUBURN HOSPITAL1528MEDICAL7
8BIOGEN INC.1400BIOTECHNOLOGY11
9GENZYME CORPORATION1160.5BIOTECHNOLOGY13
10DRAPER LABORATORY INC.953RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT10
11WYETH GENETICS INSTITUTE803BIOTECHNOLOGY20
12COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS878.5GOVERNMENT12
13CAMP, DRESSER, MCKEE693ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS13
14WHOLE FOODS/BREAD & CIRCUS(2)625RETAIL SUPERMARKET35
15QUEST DIAGNOSTICS620CLINICAL TESTING SERVICES14
16WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE614RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT21
17LESLEY UNIVERSITY573HIGHER EDUCATION22
18AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES INC.510.5INTERNET NETWORK SERVICES20
19VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.510PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS23
20GRACE CONSTRUCTION(2)500CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS27
21EF INTERNATIONAL488TRAVEL & EXCHANGE PROGRAMS19
22MONITOR GROUP479MANAGEMENT CONSULTING24
23ABT ASSOCIATES(2)469MANAGEMENT CONSULTING28
24SHAWS SUPERMARKETS/STAR MARKET450RETAIL SUPERMARKET25
25TRANSKARYOTIC THERAPIES(2)423BIOTECHNOLOGY34

Footnotes:

  1. All figures collected between 7/02 and 10/02. 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. Not on 2001 list. Each of these four companies belonged to the Top 25 Employers at various times in the past. 
  3. City of Cambridge figures include School Department employees. 
  4. Employers dropped from list since 2001 include Arthur D. Little, Inc., Lotus Development Corporation/IBM, Modern Continental Companies, and Necco/Haviland. 

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, 2002.

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