2016 Top 25 Employers
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|2016 Rank ||NAME OF EMPLOYER ||2016 EMPLOYEES1 ||BUSINESS |
|1 ||HARVARD UNIVERSITY ||12,304 ||HIGHER EDUCATION |
|2 ||MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ||8,996 ||HIGHER EDUCATION |
|3 ||CITY OF CAMBRIDGE2 ||2,982 ||GOVERNMENT |
|4 ||BIOGEN ||2,700 ||BIOTECHNOLOGY |
|5 ||NOVARTIS INST. FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH ||2,365 ||BIOTECHNOLOGY |
|6 ||MT. AUBURN HOSPITAL ||2,292 ||HEALTH CARE |
|7 ||CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE ||1,835 ||HEALTH CARE |
|8 ||CAMBRIDGE INNOVATION CENTER3 ||1,704 ||START UP INCUBATOR |
|9 ||AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES ||1,658 ||INTERNET TECHNOLOGY |
|10 ||SANOFI AVENTIS/GENZYME ||1,500 ||BIOTECHNOLOGY |
|11 ||DRAPER LABORATORY ||1,440 ||RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT |
|12 ||TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICALS/MILLENNIUM ||1,427 ||BIOTECHNOLOGY |
|13 ||FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ||1,218 ||GOVERNMENT |
|14 ||BROAD INSTITUTE ||1,174 ||RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT |
|15 ||HUBSPOT ||1,118 ||MARKETING SOFTWARE |
|16 ||IBM4,6 ||1,112 ||SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT |
|18 ||EF EDUCATION FIRST ||1,000 ||TRAVEL & EDUCATION PROGRAMS |
|18 ||GOOGLE ||1,000 ||SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT |
|18 ||PFIZER ||1,000 ||BIOTECHNOLOGY |
|20 ||PEGASYSTEMS ||768 ||SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT |
|21 ||FORRESTER RESEARCH ||629 ||BUSINESS SERVICES |
|22 ||SHIRE/BAXALTA5 ||580 ||BIOTECHNOLOGY |
|23 ||ABT ASSOCIATES6 ||550 ||PUBLIC POLICY CONSULTING |
|23 ||INTERSYSTEMS6 ||550 ||SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT |
|25 ||SHAW'S SUPERMARKETS/STAR MARKET6 ||531 ||SUPERMARKET |
- All figures collected between 8/4/16 and 12/14/16, unless otherwise noted. Employment at many Cambridge firms is dynamic. responding to changing market factors. Announcements affecting employment since the end if data collection are not factored into this table. 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.
- City of Cambridge figures include School Department employees.
- The Cambridge Innovation Center is a start up incubator that houses employees from 724 firms.
- IBM figure from Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- In 2016 Baxalta, ranked 23rd in 2015, was acquired by Shire.
- Employer deleted since 2015: Lesley University, Microsoft, Spaulding Hospital Cambridge, Whole Foods. Employers added since 2015: Abt Associates, IBM, Intersystems, Shaws Supermarkets.
Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, except as noted, 2016.
Top 25 Data from 1995 through 2015
Top 25 Employer information from 1995 to present can be found on the Cambridge Open Data site. You can use the filter tools to limit your display to one or more years of interest. Data can also be exported from the open data portal.
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