2009 Top 25 Employers

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2009 RankNAME OF EMPLOYEREMPLOYEES(1)BUSINESS2008 Rank
1HARVARD UNIVERSITY11382HIGHER EDUCATION1
2MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY8167HIGHER EDUCATION2
3CITY OF CAMBRIDGE(2)2657GOVERNMENT3
4MT. AUBURN HOSPITAL2056MEDICAL4
5NOVARTIS INSTITUTE FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH1946BIOTECHNOLOGY5
6BIOGEN IDEC1654BIOTECHNOLOGY6
7GENZYME CORPORATION1386BIOTECHNOLOGY8
8FEDERAL GOVERNMENT1292GOVERNMENT9
9DRAPER LABORATORY1199RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT10
10CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE1154MEDICAL7
11VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS1098BIOTECHNOLOGY11
12MILLENIUM PHARMACEUTICALS1003BIOTECHNOLOGY14
13WYETH CAMBRIDGE810BIOTECHNOLOGY18
14CAMP, DRESSER & MCKEE668ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS15
15EF INTERNATIONAL650TRAVEL & EXCHANGE PROGRAMS16
16QUEST DIAGNOSTICS640CLINICAL TESTING SERVICES13
17WHOLE FOODS622SUPERMARKET17
18AKAMAI618INTERNET NETWORK SERVICES19
19LESLEY UNIVERSITY531HIGHER EDUCATION21
20COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS526GOVERNMENT12
21FORRESTER RESEARCH519BUSINESS SERVICES20
22SHIRE HGT(3)491BIOTECHNOLOGY 
23BBN TECHNOLOGIES478RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT23
24ITA SOFTWARE443SOFTWARE22
25YOUVILLE HOSPITAL & REHABILITATION CENTER418MEDICAL24

Footnotes:

  1. All figures collected between 6/09 and 10/09, 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 2008 Top 25 list. 
  4. Employer deleted since 2008: Monitor Group.     

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, 2009.

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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.