2011 Top 25 Employers

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2011 RankNAME OF EMPLOYEREMPLOYEES(1)BUSINESS2010 Rank
1HARVARD UNIVERSITY10906HIGHER EDUCATION1
2MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY7640HIGHER EDUCATION2
3CITY OF CAMBRIDGE(2)2946.5GOVERNMENT3
4NOVARTIS INSTITUTE FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH2271BIOTECHNOLOGY4
5VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS(3)1600BIOTECHNOLOGY6
6MT. AUBURN HOSPITAL1558HEALTH CARE5
7DRAPER LABORATORY1281RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT12
8BIOGEN IDEC1272BIOTECHNOLOGY8
9GENZYME CORPORATION1259BIOTECHNOLOGY7
10CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE1172HEALTH CARE11
11FEDERAL GOVERNMENT1144GOVERNMENT9
12MILLENNIUM PHARMACEUTICALS1142BIOTECHNOLOGY13
13BROAD INSTITUTE861RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT14
14AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES780INTERNET TECHNOLOGY15
15PFIZER758BIOTECHNOLOGY10
16SPAULDING HOSPITAL CAMBRIDGE700HEALTH CARE18
17MICROSOFT(4)700SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT 
18EF INTERNATIONAL650TRAVEL & EXCHANGE PROGRAMS17
19WHOLE FOODS(4)643SUPERMARKET26
20FORRESTER RESEARCH624BUSINESS SERVICES19
21CAMP, DRESSER & MCKEE601ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS16
22COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS592GOVERNMENT21
23QUEST DIAGNOSTICS523CLINICAL TESTING SERVICES20
24PEGASYSTEMS520SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT24
25RAYTHEON BBN TECHNOLOGIES510RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT23

Footnotes:

  1. All figures collected between 7/11 and 12/11, 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. Vertex figure is from 2010 as we were unable to obtain updated data. 
  3. Not on 2010 Top 25 list: Microsoft, Whole Foods. 
  4. Employers deleted since 2010: Lesley University, ITA Software.      

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, 2011.

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.