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Top Places to Work: Largest Companies

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

Methodology: The Globe invited 1,746 employers to participate in the 2013 Top Places to Work survey. Of those, 333 organizations employing more than 169,000 people went all the way through the process, allowing us to conduct a confidential survey of their workers. More on methodology | Full section

Top Places to Work Rankings
Rnk Company Description No. of Mass.Employees No. of USEmployees USHeadquarters Ownership N. EnglandLocations YearFounded Website WebsiteWebsite
1 Bright Horizons Family Solutions Human services 1,800 18,000 Watertown Public 20 1986 Website
2 Winchester Hospital Health care 2,700 2,700 Winchester Non-profit 40 1912 Website
3 athenahealth Health care software 1,116 2,400 Watertown Public 1 1997 Website
4 Kronos Technology 1,106 2,549 Chelmsford Private 1 1977 Website
5 Herb Chambers Companies Auto dealer network 1,875 1,900 Somerville Private 42 1985 Website
6 Akamai Technologies Managed services, Internet 1,267 1,850 Cambridge Public 2 1998 Website
7 Tufts Health Plan Health insurance 1,787 1,787 Watertown Non-profit 3 1979 Website
8 Biogen Idec Biotechnology 2,560 4,203 Weston Public 4 1978 Website
9 MITRE Corporation Research 1,857 7,193 Bedford & McLean, VA Non-profit 1 1958 Website
10 Reliant Medical Group - Atrius Health Health care 2,009 2,009 Worcester Non-profit 22 1929 Website
11 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Health insurance 1,064 1,100 Wellesley Non-profit 4 1969 Website
12 Eastern Bank Corporation Financial services 1,702 1,707 Boston Cooperative/Mutual 123 1818 Website
13 Comcast Telecommunications and cable 4,300 129,000 Philadelphia, PA Public 20 1963 Website
14 Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA Health insurance 3,530 3,530 Boston Non-profit 5 1937 Website
15 EMC Corporation Data management 9,300 23,775 Hopkinton Public 8 1979 Website
16 Newton-Wellesley Hospital Health care 3,194 3,194 Newton Non-profit 1 1881 Website
17 Vertex Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceuticals 1,473 1,900 Cambridge Public 2 1989 Website
18 Roche Bros. Supermarkets Food / Grocery 4,300 4,300 Wellesley Hills Private 19 1952 Website
19 Meditech Electronic health records 3,658 4,000 Westwood Private 6 1969 Website
20 VA Boston Healthcare System Health care 4,586 4,586 Boston Government 8 2000 Website
21 South Shore Hospital Health care 3,900 3,900 South Weymouth Non-profit 1 1922 Website
22 Bay Cove Human Services Pharmaceutical research 1,643 1,650 Boston Non-profit 85 1974 Website
23 Benchmark Senior Living Senior Living 1,859 4,300 Wellesley Private 22 1997 Website
24 Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Pharmaceutical research 1,696 3,148 Cambridge Public 9 2002 Website
25 Hallmark Health System Health care 2,564 2,675 Medford Non-profit 8 1997 Website
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