2008 Top 25 Employers

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2008 RankNAME OF EMPLOYEREMPLOYEES(1)BUSINESS2007 Rank
1HARVARD UNIVERSITY11315HIGHER EDUCATION1
2MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY7820HIGHER EDUCATION2
3CITY OF CAMBRIDGE(2)2820GOVERNMENT3
4MT. AUBURN HOSPITAL1969MEDICAL4
5NOVARTIS INSTITUTE FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH1629BIOTECHNOLOGY8
6BIOGEN IDEC1596BIOTECHNOLOGY5
7CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE1413MEDICAL6
8GENZYME CORPORATION1391BIOTECHNOLOGY9
9FEDERAL GOVERNMENT1286GOVERNMENT7
10DRAPER LABORATORY1175RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT10
11VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS1051BIOTECHNOLOGY13
12COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS957GOVERNMENT11
13QUEST DIAGNOSTICS853CLINICAL TESTING SERVICES14
14MILLENIUM PHARMACEUTICALS776BIOTECHNOLOGY12
15CAMP, DRESSER & MCKEE687ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS16
16EF INTERNATIONAL680TRAVEL & EXCHANGE PROGRAMS18
17WHOLE FOODS655SUPERMARKET22
18WYETH CAMBRIDGE629BIOTECHNOLOGY15
19AKAMAI608INTERNET NETWORK SERVICES20
20FORRESTER RESEARCH552BUSINESS SERVICES23
21LESLEY UNIVERSITY519HIGHER EDUCATION21
22ITA SOFTWARE(3)441SOFTWARE29
23BBN TECHNOLOGIES439RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT24
24YOUVILLE HOSPITAL & REHABILITATION CENTER420MEDICAL17
25MONITOR GROUP394.5MANAGEMENT CONSULTING25

Footnotes:

  1. All figures collected between 7/08 and 10/08, 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 2007 Top 25 list. 
  4. Employer deleted since 2007: Shire HGT.    

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, 2008.

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For more information about socioeconomic and demographic statistics about Cambridge, please contact Cliff Cook, ccook@cambridgema.gov, Planning Information Manager, at 617/349-4656.