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The Globe’s 2012 Top Places to Work list expands

Employees like Helen Yuan, David Marr, and Jorge Romero helped make the Boston Harbor Hotel the top medium employer in this year's survey.

Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff

Employees like Helen Yuan, David Marr, and Jorge Romero helped make the Boston Harbor Hotel the top medium employer in this year's survey.

Is your organization on The Boston Globe’s 2012 Top Places to Work list?

The Globe will reveal on Sunday our annual ranking of the region’s best employers. The results are based on a survey of more than 81,000 employees representing more than 300 organizations. Employees are asked to rate their organizations based on several factors including confidence in leadership, whether workers feel appreciated and how much training is offered.

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This is the fifth year the Globe has conducted the survey with its research partner WorkPlaceDynamics, specialists in employee engagement and retention.

New this year is inviting companies with 50 to 99 employees to participate in our survey. Top Places to Work now honors employers in four size groups: small, medium, large, and largest.

Below, we are offering a sneak preview, uveiling the top 5 winners in each size band.

The full results will be featured in a special 44-page magazine available in the Boston Sunday Globe and at www.bostonglobe.com/topplaces starting Sunday.

TOP LARGEST EMPLOYERS

1. Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Co.

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Based in: Cambridge

Massachusetts employees: 1,236

2. Keller Williams Realty

Industry: Real estate

Based in: Austin, Texas

Massachusetts employees: 2,392

3. Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Industry: Human services

Based in: Watertown

Massachusetts employees: 1,600

4. Winchester Hospital

Industry: Health care

Based in: Winchester

Massachusetts employees: 2,700

5. Herb Chambers Cos.

Industry: Auto dealer network

Based in: Somerville

Massachusetts employees: 1,950

TOP LARGE EMPLOYERS

1. Analysis Group

Industry: Economic, financial, and strategy consulting

Based in: Boston

Massachusetts employees: 273

2. Hill Holiday

Industry: Advertising and marketing

Based in: Boston

Massachusetts employees: 481

3. Wequassett Resort and Golf Club

Industry: Luxury resort

Based in: Harwich

Massachusetts employees: 325

4. Enterasys Networks

Industry: Wired and wireless network infastructure

Based in: Andover

Massachusetts employees: 516

5. The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston

Industry: Hotel

Based in: Boston

Massachusetts employees: 280

TOP MEDIUM EMPLOYERS

1. Boston Harbor Hotel

Industry: Hotel

Based in: Boston

Massachusetts employees: 196

2. Institution for Savings

Industry: Banking

Based in: Newburyport

Massachusetts employees:126

3. RE/MAX Leading Edge

Industry: Real estate

Based in: Winchester

Massachusetts employees: 111

4. Fruit Center Marketplace

Industry: Grocery

Based in: Milton

Massachusetts employees: 170

5. VNA of Middlesex-East and Visiting Nurse Hospice/Sawtelle Family Hospice House

Industry: Health care

Based in: Wakefield

Massachusetts employees: 125

TOP SMALL EMPLOYERS

1. Globoforce

Industry: Employee recognition provider

Based in: Southborough

Massachusetts employees: 52

2. New England Tractor Trailer Training School

Industry: Education

Based in: Quincy

Massachusetts employees: 52

3. Cresa Boston

Industry: Real estate

Based in: Boston

Massachusetts employees: 53

4. Lexington Montessori School

Industry: Education

Based in: Lexington

Massachusetts employees: 57

5. Chapman Construction/Design

Industry: Construction management and consulting

Based in: Newton

Massachusetts employees: 54

Check back on Sunday at www.bostonglobe.com/topplaces for the complete rankings, profiles of the top companies, and more.

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