2005 Top 25 Employers

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2005 RankNAME OF EMPLOYEREMPLOYEES(1)BUSINESS2004 Rank
1HARVARD UNIVERSITY10282HIGHER EDUCATION1
2MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY7026HIGHER EDUCATION2
3CITY OF CAMBRIDGE(2)3251GOVERNMENT3
4CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE1777MEDICAL4
5BIOGEN IDEC1767BIOTECHNOLOGY7
6FEDERAL GOVERNMENT1656GOVERNMENT6
7MT. AUBURN HOSPITAL1379MEDICAL5
8MILLENIUM PHARMACEUTICALS1339BIOTECHNOLOGY8
9GENZYME CORPORATION1231BIOTECHNOLOGY9
10DRAPER LABORATORY1052RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT10
11NOVARTIS INSTITUTE FOR PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH960BIOTECHNOLOGY14
12WYETH CAMBRIDGE780BIOTECHNOLOGY11
13EF INTERNATIONAL703TRAVEL & EXCHANGE PROGRAMS22
14COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS692GOVERNMENT13
15QUEST DIAGNOSTICS649CLINICAL TESTING SERVICES12
16CAMP, DRESSER & MCKEE631ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS15
17WHOLE FOODS612RETAIL SUPERMARKET18
18LESLEY UNIVERSITY569HIGHER EDUCATION17
19VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS539BIOTECHNOLOGY21
20SHAW'S SUPERMARKETS/STAR MARKET(3)510RETAIL SUPERMARKET19
21WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE500RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT20
22MONITOR GROUP466MANAGEMENT CONSULTING25
23GRACE CONSTRUCTION410CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS23
24ABT ASSOCIATES396MANAGEMENT CONSULTING24
25YOUVILLE HOSPITAL & REHABILITATION CENTER(4)380MEDICAL 

Footnotes:

  1. All figures collected between 7/05 and 10/05, unless otherwise noted. 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. Shaw's Supermarkets/Star Markets figure is from 2004. 
  3. Not on 2004 Top 25 list. Youville Hospital was among the Top 25 Employers at various times in the past. 
  4. One 2004 employer deleted since 2004: Akamai Technologies. 

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, 2005.

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.