2010 Top 25 Employers

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2010 RankNAME OF EMPLOYEREMPLOYEES(1)BUSINESS2009 Rank
1HARVARD UNIVERSITY10718HIGHER EDUCATION1
2MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY7604HIGHER EDUCATION2
3CITY OF CAMBRIDGE(2)2922GOVERNMENT3
4NOVARTIS INSTITUTE FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH2095BIOTECHNOLOGY5
5MT. AUBURN HOSPITAL1665MEDICAL4
6VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS1600BIOTECHNOLOGY11
7GENZYME CORPORATION1504BIOTECHNOLOGY7
8BIOGEN IDEC1350BIOTECHNOLOGY6
9FEDERAL GOVERNMENT1316GOVERNMENT8
10PFIZER1300BIOTECHNOLOGY13
11CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE1294MEDICAL10
12DRAPER LABORATORY1226RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT9
13MILLENNIUM PHARMACEUTICALS1077BIOTECHNOLOGY12
14BROAD INSTITUTE(3)870RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 
15AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES700INTERNET TECHNOLOGY18
16CAMP, DRESSER & MCKEE653ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS14
17EF INTERNATIONAL650TRAVEL & EXCHANGE PROGRAMS15
18SPAULDING HOSPITAL CAMBRIDGE575MEDICAL25
19FORRESTER RESEARCH542BUSINESS SERVICES21
20QUEST DIAGNOSTICS527CLINICAL TESTING SERVICES16
21COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS506GOVERNMENT20
22LESLEY UNIVERSITY499HIGHER EDUCATION19
23RAYTHEON BBN TECHNOLOGIES497RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT23
24PEGASYSTEMS491SOFTWARE26
25ITA SOFTWARE430SOFTWARE24

Footnotes:

  1. All figures collected between 6/10 and 10/10, 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 2009 Top 25 list. 
  4. Employers deleted since 2009: Shire HGT, Whole Foods.     

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, 2010.

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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.