2007 Top 25 Employers

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2007 RankNAME OF EMPLOYEREMPLOYEES(1)BUSINESS2006 Rank
1HARVARD UNIVERSITY10031HIGHER EDUCATION1
2MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY8044HIGHER EDUCATION2
3CITY OF CAMBRIDGE(2)2857GOVERNMENT3
4MT. AUBURN HOSPITAL1875MEDICAL4
5BIOGEN IDEC1543BIOTECHNOLOGY7
6CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE1436MEDICAL5
7FEDERAL GOVERNMENT1426GOVERNMENT6
8NOVARTIS INSTITUTE FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH1399BIOTECHNOLOGY9
9GENZYME CORPORATION1388BIOTECHNOLOGY8
10DRAPER LABORATORY1123RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT11
11COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS1012GOVERNMENT12
12MILLENIUM PHARMACEUTICALS932BIOTECHNOLOGY10
13VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS894BIOTECHNOLOGY13
14QUEST DIAGNOSTICS854CLINICAL TESTING SERVICES18
15WYETH CAMBRIDGE684BIOTECHNOLOGY14
16CAMP, DRESSER & MCKEE673ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS16
17YOUVILLE HOSPITAL & REHABILITATION CENTER660MEDICAL21
18EF INTERNATIONAL636TRAVEL & EXCHANGE PROGRAMS15
19SHIRE HGT602BIOTECHNOLOGY20
20AKAMAI539INTERNET NETWORK SERVICES24
21LESLEY UNIVERSITY525HIGHER EDUCATION19
22WHOLE FOODS509SUPERMARKET17
23FORRESTER RESEARCH490BUSINESS SERVICES23
24BBN TECHNOLOGIES(3)422RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT26
25MONITOR GROUP412MANAGEMENT CONSULTING22

Footnotes:

  1. All figures collected between 7/07 and 10/07, 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 2006 Top 25 list. Company was among the Top 25 Employers at various times in the past 
  4. Employer deleted since 2006: Abt Associates.   

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, 2007.

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.