2004 Top 25 Employers

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2004 RankNAME OF EMPLOYEREMPLOYEES(1)BUSINESS2003 Rank
1HARVARD UNIVERSITY10142HIGHER EDUCATION1
2MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY7114HIGHER EDUCATION2
3CITY OF CAMBRIDGE(2)3196GOVERNMENT3
4CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE1796MEDICAL4
5MT. AUBURN HOSPITAL1789.5MEDICAL7
6FEDERAL GOVERNMENT1614GOVERNMENT5
7BIOGEN IDEC1597BIOTECHNOLOGY6
8MILLENIUM PHARMACEUTICALS1475BIOTECHNOLOGY8
9GENZYME CORPORATION1100BIOTECHNOLOGY9
10DRAPER LABORATORY970RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT10
11WYETH CAMBRIDGE748BIOTECHNOLOGY11
12QUEST DIAGNOSTICS741CLINICAL TESTING SERVICES16
13COMMONWEALTH of MASSACHUSETTS620GOVERNMENT13
14NOVARTIS INSTITUTE for BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH(3)593BIOTECHNOLOGY 
15CAMP, DRESSER and MCKEE592ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS14
16AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES(3)589INTERNET31
17LESLEY UNIVERSITY541HIGHER EDUCATION15
18WHOLE FOODS/BREAD and CIRCUS515RETAIL SUPERMARKET19
19SHAWS SUPERMARKETS/STAR MARKET510RETAIL SUPERMARKET20
20WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE500RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT12
21VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS491BIOTECHNOLOGY18
22EF INTERNATIONAL475TRAVEL & EXCHANGE PROGRAMS21
23GRACE CONSTRUCTION424CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS17
24ABT ASSOCIATES415MANAGEMENT CONSULTING22
25MONITOR GROUP413MANAGEMENT CONSULTING24

Footnotes:

  1. All figures collected between 7/04 and 10/04. 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. Not on 2003 Top 25 list. Akamai Technologies was among the Top 25 Employers at various times in the past. Novartis is new to the list, having relocated its research and development headquarters to Cambridge within the past two years.
  4. Employers dropped from list since 2003 include Youville Hospital and Marriot. 

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, 2004.

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.