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Top Places to Work

Top Places to Work: Largest CompaniesCompanies with more than 1,000 employees in Massachusetts

Methodology: The Globe invited 1,586 employers to participate. Of those, 304 organizations employing over 210,000 people went all the way through the process, allowing us to conduct a confidential survey of their workers. More than 81,907 surveys were completed, and employers were also invited to complete a 10-question survey on workplace practice. More on methodology | Full section

Top Places to Work Rankings
Rnk Company Description US Revenuein millions of $ No. of Mass.Employees No. of USEmployees USHeadquarters Ownership N. EnglandLocations YearFounded
1 Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Co. Pharmaceuticals -- 1,236 1,417 Cambridge Private 1 1993
2 Keller Williams Realty Real estate $96,694 2,392 69,951 Austin, Texas Private 18 1983
3 Bright Horizons Family Solutions Human services $974 1,600 19,000 Watertown Private 55 1986
4 Winchester Hospital Health care $268 2,700 2,700 Winchester Non-profit 26 1912
5 Herb Chambers Cos. Auto dealer network $1,867 1,950 2,000 Somerville Private 46 1985
6 MITRE Corporation Research $1,389 2,090 7,663 Bedford & McLean,Va. Non-profit 1 1958
7 New Balance Athletic Shoe Athletic footwear and apparel maker $1,090 1,257 2,475 Boston Private 7 1906
8 FedEx Distribution, logistics, and freight $11,290 1,733 26,0000 Memphis Public 10 1973
9 Brooksby Village & Linden Ponds-Erickson Living Senior housing $123 1,500 12,000 Hingham Non-profit 2 2004
10 Tufts Health Plan Health insurer $2,930 1,750 1,753 Watertown Non-profit 3 1979
11 Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Health care $1,300 4,243 4,243 Newton Non-profit 29 1969
12 Roche Bros. Supermarkets Grocery $600 4,200 4,200 Wellesley Hills Private 19 1952
13 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Health insurer $2,800 1,037 1,100 Wellesley Non-profit 4 1969
14 Akamai Technologies Internet services $1,159 1,011 1,600 Cambridge Public 1 1998
15 South Shore Hospital Health care $436 3,929 3,929 South Weymouth Non-profit 1 1922
16 Vertex Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceuticals $1,400 (worldwide) 1,420 1,850 Cambridge Public 2 1989
17 Eastern Bank Corp. Financial services $415 1,670 1,677 Boston Cooperative/Mutual 105 1818
18 Benchmark Senior Living Senior housing $276 1,811 4,000 Wellesley Private 22 1997
19 Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Pharmaceutical research -- 1,642 3,140 Cambridge Public 9 2002
20 VA Boston Healthcare System Health care -- 4,258 4,258 Boston Government 7 2000
21 Kronos Workforce management software $630 1,085 2,542 Chelmsford Private 1 1977
22 Newton-Wellesley Hospital Health care $416 3,166 3,166 Newton Non-profit 1 1881
23 EMC Corp. Data management $20,000 9,200 22,000 Hopkinton Public 13 1979
24 New England Baptist Hospital Health care $206 1,031 1,031 Boston Non-profit 1 1893
25 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Health insurer $6,300 3,508 3,508 Boston Non-profit 5 1937

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