2012 Top 25 Employers

 

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2012 RankNAME OF EMPLOYEREMPLOYEES(1)BUSINESS2011 Rank
1HARVARD UNIVERSITY11167HIGHER EDUCATION1
2MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY7824HIGHER EDUCATION2
3CITY OF CAMBRIDGE(2)2925GOVERNMENT3
4NOVARTIS INSTITUTE FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH2276BIOTECHNOLOGY4
5MT. AUBURN HOSPITAL1731HEALTH CARE6
6BIOGEN IDEC1530BIOTECHNOLOGY8
7CAMBRIDGE INNOVATION CENTER(3,5)1453START UP INCUBATOR 
8VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS(4)1420BIOTECHNOLOGY5
9FEDERAL GOVERNMENT1226GOVERNMENT11
10DRAPER LABORATORY1214RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT7
11MILLENNIUM PHARMACEUTICALS1212BIOTECHNOLOGY12
12GENZYME CORPORATION1148BIOTECHNOLOGY9
13CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE992HEALTH CARE10
14MICROSOFT913SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT17
15PFIZER875BIOTECHNOLOGY15
16BROAD INSTITUTE872RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT13
17AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES849INTERNET TECHNOLOGY14
18GOOGLE(4,5)800SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT26
19EF INTERNATIONAL739TRAVEL & EXCHANGE PROGRAMS18
20WHOLE FOODS678SUPERMARKET19
21FORRESTER RESEARCH604BUSINESS SERVICES20
22CAMP, DRESSER & MCKEE583ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS21
23PEGASYSTEMS565SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT24
24RAYTHEON BBN TECHNOLOGIES564RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT25
25SPAULDING HOSPITAL CAMBRIDGE498HEALTH CARE16
25LESLEY UNIVERSITY(5)498HIGHER EDUCATION28

Footnotes:

  1. All figures collected between 8/12 and 12/12, 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. The Cambridge Innovation Center is a start up incubator that houses employees from 612 companies. 
  4. Google and Vertex figures from Boston Globe "Best Places to Work" feature published November 4, 2012. See http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/specials/top-places-to-work/2012.
  5. Not on 2011 Top 25 list: Cambridge Innovation Center, Google, Lesley University. 
  6. Employers deleted since 2011: Quest Diagnostics, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, 2012.

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.