2018 Top 25 Employers

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SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
2018 Rank NAME OF EMPLOYER 2018 EMPLOYEES1 BUSINESS
1 HARVARD UNIVERSITY 12,595 HIGHER EDUCATION
2 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
9,194 HIGHER EDUCATION
3 CITY OF CAMBRIDGE2
3,173 GOVERNMENT
4 BIOGEN 2,400 BIOTECHNOLOGY
5 NOVARTIS INST. FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
2,337 BIOTECHNOLOGY
6 SANOFI AVENTIS
2,000 BIOTECHNOLOGY
7 TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICALS
1,856 BIOTECHNOLOGY
8 CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ALLIANCE
1,795 HEALTH CARE
9 CAMBRIDGE INNOVATION CENTER3
1,771 START UP INCUBATOR
10 MT. AUBURN HOSPITAL 1,762 HEALTH CARE
11 AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES
1,719 INTERNET TECHNOLOGY
12 DRAPER LABORATORY
1,650 RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
13 BROAD INSTITUTE
1,589 RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
14 HUBSPOT 1,583 MARKETING SOFTWARE
15 GOOGLE
1,400 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
16 EF EDUCATION FIRST
1,225 TRAVEL & EDUCATION PROGRAMS
17 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
1,200 GOVERNMENT
18 IBM 1,075 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
19 PFIZER
853 BIOTECHNOLOGY
20 SHIRE 833 BIOTECHNOLOGY
21 PEGASYSTEMS
817 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
22 ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS 752 BIOTECHNOLOGY
23 CARGURUS 752 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
24 FORRESTER RESEARCH
605 BUSINESS SERVICES
25 LESLEY UNIVERSITY 577 HIGHER EDUCATION

Footnotes

  1. All figures collected between 9/1/18 and 12/31/18, 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.
  2. City of Cambridge figures include School Department employees.
  3. The Cambridge Innovation Center is a start up incubator that houses employees from 657 firms.
  4. Employers deleted since 2017: Moderna Thera[eutics.
  5. Employers added since 2016: CarGurus.

Source: Cambridge Community Development Department and cited employers, except as noted, 2018.

Top 25 Data from 1995 through 2018

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.

For More Information

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