Globe 100 Top Places to Work -- 2009

The Globe 100's top places to work

The Globe invited more than 1,000 companies to participate in the second annual Top Places to Work. Of those, 269 organizations went all the way through the process, allowing us to conduct a confidential survey of their workers. Research partner WorkplaceDynamics of Exton, Pa., specialists in employee engagement and retention, contacted more than 160,000 employees at those companies, and received surveys from 86,000 individuals. Each was asked to grade their organization's performance according to 24 distinct statements, ranging from "This organization demonstrates it values employees during difficult times" to "It's easy to tell my boss the truth." More on the methodology.
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RankCompanyDescriptionSizeMass. employeesTotal US employeesUS headquarters2008 revenue
1ComcastCable and communicationsLarge4,700100,000Philadelphia$34.2 billion
2Winchester HospitalCommunity hospitalLarge2,6442,644Winchester$263 million
3Harmonix Music SystemsVideo game developerMidsize272315Cambridge$1 billion
4Winter, Wyman Cos.HR servicesSmall128128Waltham$63 million
5Edward JonesFinancial servicesSmall17137,000St. Louis$3.9 billion
6Commonwealth Financial NetworkFinancial servicesMidsize416460Waltham$508 million
7Herb Chambers Cos.Auto dealer networkLarge1,6261,700Somerville$1.64 billion
8Analysis GroupEconomic consultantMidsize250444BostonNA
9Harvard Pilgrim Health CareHealth insuranceLarge1,0401,150Wellesley$2.6 billion
10GoogleSoftwareMidsize200+19,665*Mountain View, Calif.$21.8 billion
11Bright Horizons Family SolutionsFamily servicesLarge1,60018,000Watertown$800 million
12SophosTechnologySmall137205Burlington$215 million
13Rockland TrustCommunity bankLarge1,0321,032Hanover$146 million
14Woodmeister Master BuildersConstructionSmall160173Holden$56 million
15Aviv Centers for LivingSenior careMidsize425425Swampscott$27 million
16Renewal by Andersen of Greater Mass. & N.H.Window replacementSmall1501,000Northborough$27 million
17Mystic Valley Elder ServicesSenior careSmall118157Malden$22 million
18TechTargetTechnology mediaMidsize450530Needham$105 million
19Emerald PhysiciansHealth careSmall113113Hyannis$11 million
20Lighthouse Nursing Care CenterNursing careSmall190190Revere$11 million
21Bingham McCutchenLaw firmMidsize6082,250Boston$767 million
22Christian Book DistributorsBook salesMidsize500500PeabodyNA
23Roche Bros. SupermarketsSupermarketLarge4,2004,200Wellesley$600 million
24Institution for SavingsCommunity bankSmall126126Newburyport$983 million
25Starent Networks Corp.Mobile networkingMidsize298350Tewksbury$254 million
26BBN TechnologiesResearch and developmentMidsize503743CambridgeNA
27Eastern Research GroupProfessional servicesSmall99364Lexington$51 million
28Skanska USA BuildingConstructionSmall1263,400Parsippany, N.J.$4.6 billion
29Education Development CenterEducation nonprofitMidsize412709Newton$145 million
30A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Co.InsuranceSmall165165Burlington$98 million
31LogMeInTechnologySmall145172Woburn$52 million
32MITRE Corp.Research and developmentLarge1,9496,630Bedford & McLean, Va.$1.24 billion
33Liberty Commons (Broadreach Healthcare)Nursing careSmall182182Chatham$15 million
34Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp.CAD softwareMidsize387390Concord$407 million
35Baystate Financial ServicesFinancial servicesSmall150310Boston$42 million
36Equal ExchangeFair trade wholesalerSmall100115West Bridgewater$34 million
37Cubist PharmaceuticalsPharmaceuticalsMidsize359575Lexington$434 million
38Hill HollidayAdvertising firmMidsize407820BostonNA
39Hanscom Air Force BaseMilitaryLarge2,8755,664BedfordNA
40ContinuumDesign consultantSmall108120NewtonNA
41Enterprise BankCommunity bankMidsize318338Lowell$48 million
42e-DialogE-mail marketingMidsize270330Burlington$105 million
43Community Nurse & Hospice CareNursing careSmall176176Fairhaven$9 million
44Associates for Human ServicesHuman servicesSmall190190Taunton$7 million
45Benchmark Assisted LivingSenior livingLarge1,2933,100WellesleyNA
46Sapphire TechnologiesIT staffingSmall101355Woburn$535 million
47VistaprintSmall-business marketingMidsize475475Lexington$401 million
48Vertex PharmaceuticalsLife sciencesLarge1,100+1,300Cambridge$176 million
49William A. Berry & SonConstructionSmall222222Danvers$822 million
50John Snow (JSI)Health care consultingSmall189590Boston$250 million
51Gilbane Building Co.ConstructionSmall1452,000Providence$4.5 billion
52Consigli Construction Co.ConstructionSmall134333Milford$315 million
53New England Baptist HospitalOrthopedic hospitalLarge1,0451,045Boston$181 million
54Children's Hospital BostonChildren's hospitalLarge8,8008,800Boston$1.4 billion
55Cell Signaling TechnologyResearch techologyMidsize271281Danvers$73 million
56Microsoft Corp.SoftwareMidsize87256,552Redmond, Wash.$60.4 billion
57FLIR SystemsImaging systemsMidsize2921,300Wilsonville, Ore.$1.1 billion
58AEW Capital ManagementReal estateSmall179219BostonNA
59Massachusetts General HospitalGeneral hospitalLarge21,60021,600Boston$2.5 billion
60Wequassett Resort and Golf ClubResortMidsize325325Harwich$17 million
61ConvergEx's Eze Castle SoftwareFinancial softwareSmall234316BostonNA
62Employ+AbilityMedical devicesMidsize261261Braintree$12 million
63Cambridge AssociatesInvestment consultantMidsize443890BostonNA
64Brightview Senior LivingSenior livingMidsize3001,900Baltimore$89 million
65HarborOne Credit UnionCredit unionMidsize350350Brockton$98 million
66Suffolk Construction Co.ConstructionMidsize403724Boston$1.6 billion
67Blue Cod TechnologiesIT servicesSmall166186Marlborough$16 million
68GenzymeBiotechnologyLarge45257,257Cambridge$4.6 billion
69IntuitFinancial softwareSmall1338,200Mountain View, Calif.$3.2 billion
70Cintas Corp.Uniform servicesSmall19532,000CincinnatiNA
71Millennium: The Takeda Oncology CompanyBiotechnologyMidsize9591,228Cambridge$591 million
72Whole Foods MarketSupermarketLarge3,30051,000Austin, Texas$8 billion
73EnerNOCEnergy-monitoring technologySmall230370Boston$106 million
74Goodwin ProcterLaw firmLarge1,0221,703Boston$690 million
75Vanasse Hangen BrustlinConsulting servicesMidsize366850Watertown$147 million
76Imagitas, a Division of Pitney BowesMarketing servicesSmall127133Waltham$150 million
77Pentucket BankCommunity bankSmall102120HaverhillNA
78RDK EngineersEngineering servicesSmall147168Andover$34 million
79MadicoMaker of window filmsSmall152171Woburn$91 million
80Ernst & Young-BostonAccounting servicesLarge1,05025,000New York CityNA
81Eaton VanceFinancial servicesMidsize764842Boston$1.1 billion
82Harvard Vanguard Medical AssociatesHealth careLarge4,1004,100Newton$1.1 billion
83Institute for Healthcare ImprovementHealth careSmall100110Cambridge$39 million
84Princess HouseHome goods salesSmall137250Taunton$86 million
85South Shore YMCAHuman servicesMidsize800877Quincy$20 million
86NetAppData storageSmall1625,033Sunnyvale, Calif.$3.4 billion
87Natixis Global AssociatesFinancial servicesMidsize2511,612BostonNA
88Elder Service Plan of the North ShoreSenior careSmall162162Lynn$41 million
89Hallmark Health SystemHealth careLarge2,1222,400Medford$300 million
90AVEO PharmaceuticalsBiotechnologySmall128128Cambridge$20 million
91Lowell General HospitalGeneral hospitalLarge1,8961,896Lowell$189 million
92Leader BankCommunity bankSmall100100Arlington$16 million
93StaplesOffice suppliesLarge5,22055,375Framingham$23.3 billion
94Eastern Bank Corp.Commercial bankLarge1,8001,800Boston$287 million
95Salter HealthcareHealth careMidsize700700Winchester$41 million
96DeloitteAccounting servicesLarge1,47442,367Wilton, Conn.$10.7 billion
97American Student AssistanceFinancial aidMidsize637665Boston$139 million
98Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & DorrLaw firmMidsize8502,370Washington, D.C., Boston$955 million
99Partners HealthCareHospital groupLarge3,7933,801Boston$7 billion
100CDMEngineering consultantsMidsize7263,715Cambridge$1 billion
*Global figure. Many Google employees are US-based.