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2013 Top Places to Work recognized at Boston reception

Bright Horizons believes in recognizing the work done by employees like Daniela Salerno.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Bright Horizons believes in recognizing the work done by employees like Daniela Salerno.

Is your organization on The Boston Globe’s 2013 Top Places to Work list?

The Globe will reveal on Sunday our annual ranking of the region’s best employers. The Globe invited 1,746 employers to participate, and the results are based on a survey of more than 76,000 employees from 333 organizations. Employees were asked to rate their organizations based on several factors including confidence in leadership, appreciation, and training.

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This is the sixth year the Globe has conducted the survey with its research partner WorkplaceDynamics, specialists in employee engagement and retention. The ranking honors employers in four size groups: small, medium, large, and largest.

The companies were recognized at a reception Thursday evening at the Seaport Boston Hotel, and below is a sneak preview of the top 3 winners in each size category.

The full results will be featured in a special 48-page magazine available in the Boston Sunday Globe and at www.bostonglobe.com/topplaces starting Sunday.

TOP LARGEST EMPLOYERS

1. Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Industry: Human services

Based in: Watertown

Massachusetts employees: 1,800

2. Winchester Hospital

Industry: Health care

Based in: Winchester

Massachusetts employees: 2,700

3. athenahealth

Industry: Health care software

Based in: Watertown

Massachusetts employees: 1,116

TOP LARGE EMPLOYERS

1. Analysis Group

Industry: Financial and strategy consulting

Based in: Boston

Massachusetts employees: 284

2. Comfort Home Care

Industry: Home health care services

Based in: Methuen

Massachusetts employees: 250

3. Hill Holiday

Industry: Advertising and marketing

Based in: Boston

Massachusetts employees: 533

TOP MEDIUM EMPLOYERS

1. Institution for Savings

Industry: Mutual banking

Based in: Newburyport

Massachusetts employees: 127

2. Foundation Medicine

Industry: Biotechnology

Based in: Cambridge

Massachusetts employees: 110

3. Broad Reach Healthcare/Liberty Commons

Industry: Health care

Based in: Chatham

Massachusetts employees: 223

TOP SMALL EMPLOYERS

1. ALKU

Industry: Consulting

Based in: Andover

Massachusetts employees: 51

2. Southers Marsh Golf Club

Industry: Golf course and country club

Based in: Plymouth

Massachusetts employees: 50

3. BBS

Industry: Direct marking

Based in: Woburn

Massachusetts employees: 50

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