Top Places to Work - 2009
TOP LARGE EMPLOYER
Comcast Corp.

Comcast Corp.

TOP MIDSIZE EMPLOYER
Harmonix

Harmonix

TOP SMALL EMPLOYER
Winter, Wyman

Winter, Wyman

What makes their jobs so great? Click on the faces to read more.

Naoko Takamoto of Harmonix Ann Attaway of Brightview Marina Pereira of CDM Leo Jesus of Comcast Girish Dang of Hallmark Health Tracy Cutone of Winter Wyman Michael J. Donovan of Skanska Marie Johnson of Winchester Hospital Stephen Hackley of Comcast Buster O'Brien of Consigli Construction Trevor MacLeod of Employ+Ability Enza Bono of Baystate Financial Services

“I’ve stayed here for so long because of the professional – and personal – way we are treated. No one ever says, ‘That’s not my job.’ ’’
Enza Bono, Baystate Financial

‘New Pond Village is one of those special places that becomes a nice part of your life … When I leave for the day, I feel I’ve made a difference.’
Ann Attaway, Brightview

‘CDM gives me a lot of opportunity to grow … I couldn’t ask for a better place to work then this place. They believe in me as a person.’
Marina Pereira, CDM

‘Just today, I showed an elderly woman how to use her remote. She was so happy. It’s this kind of experience that brings me to work every day.’
Elielson “Leo” Jesus, Comcast

‘I also like the whole culture of the hospital, which promotes nursing in a big way, and makes you feel like what you are doing is worthwhile.’
Girish “Gary” Dang, Hallmark Health

‘This company is all about people, and I’ve had great opportunities to add to my repertoire and enhance my knowledge base.’
Tracy Cutone, Winter, Wyman

‘It’s so enjoyable to help write the renaissance of the city, and I love it when my kids point out the buildings that their dad has worked on.’
Michael J. Donovan, Skanska

‘I enjoy going to work every day, because I feel that everyone at the hospital is respected and appreciated for their contributions.’
Marie Johnson, Winchester Hospital

'If employees are satisfied and happy, it comes through on the phones, it comes through in the field. They are the difference makers.'
Stephen Hackley, Comcast

‘In this company, there is a sense of equality. It’s hard to tell the difference between a carpenter and a vice president.’
Christopher “Buster” O’Brien, Consigli

‘At the end of the day, I have a great sense of accomplishment that I managed to do something … that someone else gets to use.’
Trevor MacLeod, Employ+Ability

‘People are always excited to talk to me about video games and rock bands. It’s nice to see their enthusiasm.’
Naoko Takamoto, Harmonix Music Systems

Enza Bono, Baystate Financial

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Top Perks

Caffeinated comfort

Caffeinated comfort

These companies do java right. How about yours?
Lunch with a boss

Lunch with a boss

Here, employees always have the boss' ear.
Fruits of their labor

Fruits of their labor

This company has a fresh take on snacking.
Free bill of health

Free bill of health

Health care coverage at no charge? It exists.
Punctuality pays off

Punctuality pays off

Workers get paid for perfect attendance
Charity in motion

Charity in motion

Where biking to work can help others.
Lunch with a view

Lunch with a view

Workers eat free at a four-diamond resort.
Beer time

Beer time

At one company, doing chores becomes a perk.

Stories

Methodology
How we chose the
2009 Top Places To Work
The companies in our list make sure employees enjoy a rewarding work life.
Leisure
Sometimes, you have to relax
Some leaders recognized that now, more than ever, workers need to blow off steam.
Diversity
Where the door stays open
These three Massachusetts employers strive to maintain diversity despite cutbacks.
Dealing with cutbacks
Harsh reality and a gentle touch
Employers that value their people make only the necessary cuts and minimize the pain.
Benefits
They look past the paycheck
Money may be tight, but at these employers, the benefits are pretty sweet.
Leadership
The value of confidence
Workers at these companies believe their professional fate is in good hands.

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