2013 Top 25 Employers

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2013 RankNAME OF EMPLOYEREMPLOYEES(1)BUSINESS2012 Rank
1HARVARD UNIVERSITY11298HIGHER EDUCATION1
2MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY8960HIGHER EDUCATION2
3CITY OF CAMBRIDGE22869GOVERNMENT3
4NOVARTIS INST. FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH2472BIOTECHNOLOGY4
5SANOFI/GENZYME32000BIOTECHNOLOGY12
6BIOGEN IDEC1815BIOTECHNOLOGY6
7CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE41797HEALTH CARE13
8MT. AUBURN HOSPITAL1785HEALTH CARE5
9CAMBRIDGE INNOVATION CENTER51472START UP INCUBATOR7
10VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS1298BIOTECHNOLOGY8
11DRAPER LABORATORY1273RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT10
12MILLENNIUM PHARMACEUTICALS1217BIOTECHNOLOGY11
13FEDERAL GOVERNMENT1216GOVERNMENT9
14AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES1075INTERNET TECHNOLOGY17
15PFIZER904BIOTECHNOLOGY15
16BROAD INSTITUTE846RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT16
17EF INTERNATIONAL802TRAVEL & EDUCATION PROGRAMS19
18GOOGLE800SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT18
19MICROSOFT631SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT14
20FORRESTER RESEARCH591BUSINESS SERVICES21
21HUBSPOT580MARKETING SOFTWARE 
22PEGASYSTEMS562SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT23
23SPAULDING HOSPITAL CAMBRIDGE558HEALTH CARE25
24CDM SMITH543ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS22
25LESLEY UNIVERSITY541HIGHER EDUCATION25
  1. All figures collected between 8/13 and 12/13, 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. Sanofi and Genzyme previously reported employment figures separately. 
  4. In 2013 Cambridge Health Alliance updated procedures for assigning staff to geographic locations, leading to a substantial increase in the number of employees reported as based in Cambridge. 
  5. The Cambridge Innovation Center is a start up incubator that houses employees from 539 companies. 
  6. Employers deleted since 2012: Raytheon BBN technologies, Whole Foods.

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, except as noted, 2013.