2003 Top 25 Employers

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2003 RankNAME OF EMPLOYEREMPLOYEES(1)BUSINESS2002 Rank
1HARVARD UNIVERSITY8727HIGHER EDUCATION1
2MASSACHUSETTS INST. OF TECHNOLOGY8569HIGHER EDUCATION2
3CITY OF CAMBRIDGE(3)3226GOVERNMENT3
4CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC HEALTH COMM.1746MEDICAL5
5FEDERAL GOVERNMENT1690GOVERNMENT6
6BIOGEN INC.1467BIOTECHNOLOGY8
7MT. AUBURN HOSPITAL1449MEDICAL7
8MILLENNIUM PHARMACEUTICALS1412BIOTECHNOLOGY4
9GENZYME CORPORATION1005BIOTECHNOLOGY9
10DRAPER LABORATORY INC.923RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT10
11WYETH/GENETICS INSTITUTE724BIOTECHNOLOGY11
12WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE690RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT16
13COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS678GOVERNMENT12
14CAMP, DRESSER & MCKEE630ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS13
15LESLEY UNIVERSITY608HIGHER EDUCATION17
16QUEST DIAGNOSTICS593CLINICAL TESTING SERVICES15
17GRACE CONSTRUCTION554CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS20
18VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.486BIOTECHNOLOGY19
19WHOLE FOODS/BREAD & CIRCUS476RETAIL SUPERMARKET14
20SHAWS SUPERMARKETS/STAR MARKET435RETAIL SUPERMARKET24
21EF INTERNATIONAL422TRAVEL & EXCHANGE PROGRAMS21
22ABT ASSOCIATES408MANAGEMENT CONSULTING23
23YOUVILLE HOSPITAL(2)403MEDICAL28
24MONITOR GROUP395MANAGEMENT CONSULTING22
25CAMBRIDGE MARRIOTT HOTELS(2)353HOTEL31

Footnotes:

  1. All figures collected between 7/03 and 9/03. 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 2002 list. Each of these two 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 2002 include Transkaryotic Therapies Inc. and Akamai Technologies Inc. 

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, 2003.

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.