2006 Top 25 Employers

Download Data as Office Open XML (.xlsx)
2006 RankNAME OF EMPLOYEREMPLOYEES(1)BUSINESS2005 Rank
1HARVARD UNIVERSITY10068HIGHER EDUCATION1
2MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY7864HIGHER EDUCATION2
3CITY OF CAMBRIDGE(2)2819GOVERNMENT3
4MT. AUBURN HOSPITAL1813MEDICAL7
5CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE1567MEDICAL4
6FEDERAL GOVERNMENT1514GOVERNMENT6
7BIOGEN IDEC1434BIOTECHNOLOGY5
8GENZYME CORPORATION1370BIOTECHNOLOGY9
9NOVARTIS INSTITUTE FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH1200BIOTECHNOLOGY11
10MILLENIUM PHARMACEUTICALS1175BIOTECHNOLOGY8
11DRAPER LABORATORY1061RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT10
12COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS933GOVERNMENT14
13VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS836BIOTECHNOLOGY19
14WYETH CAMBRIDGE704BIOTECHNOLOGY12
15EF INTERNATIONAL685TRAVEL & EXCHANGE PROGRAMS13
16CAMP, DRESSER & MCKEE682ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS16
17WHOLE FOODS593RETAIL SUPERMARKET17
18QUEST DIAGNOSTICS570CLINICAL TESTING SERVICES15
19LESLEY COLLEGE551HIGHER EDUCATION18
20SHIRE PHARMACEUTICALS/TKT(3)475BIOTECHNOLOGY26
21YOUVILLE HOSPITAL & REHABILITATION CENTER463MEDICAL25
22MONITOR GROUP455MANAGEMENT CONSULTING22
23FORRESTER RESEARCH(3)444BUSINESS SERVICES28
24AKAMAI(3)417INTERNET NETWORK SERVICES29
25ABT ASSOCIATES411MEDICAL24
25BBN TECHNOLOGIES(3)411RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 

Footnotes:

  1. All figures collected between 7/06 and 10/06, 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. 
  3. Not on 2005 Top 25 list. All these companies were among the Top 25 Employers at various times in the past 
  4. Employers deleted since 2005: Grace Construction, Whitehead Institute, and Shaw's Supermarkets/Star Markets.  

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, 2006.

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.