2010 Top Places to Work - The Boston Globe

Midsize employers

The Globe invited 1,160 employers to participate in its third annual Top Places to Work. Of those, 236 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 133,000 employees at those companies and received completed surveys from 82,000 individuals. Each was asked to grade their organization's performance according to 23 distinct statements, ranging from "I believe this organization is going in the right direction" to "It's easy to tell my boss the truth." More on methodology.
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RankCompanyDescriptionOwnershipMass. locationsMass. employees US employees US headquartersGlobal revenue (last fiscal year)
1Hill HollidayAdvertising and marketingParent company1 475 820 BostonN/A
2Commonwealth Financial NetworkFinancial servicesPrivate1 438 478 Waltham$488 million
3Wequassett Resort and Golf ClubResortPartnership1 320 320 HarwichN/A
4GoogleTechnologyPublic1 250+ 21,805 Mountain View, CA$23.651 billion
5Consigli Construction Co.ConstructionPrivate1 300 500 Milford$400 million
6KeurigCoffee supply and servicesPublic2 253 253 Reading$420.6 million
7Bingham McCutchenLaw firmPrivate1 602 2,200 Boston$860 million
8Christian Book DistributorsBook salesPrivate1 500 500 PeabodyN/A
9e-DialogDigital marketingPublic1 301 357 BurlingtonN/A
10HarborOne Credit UnionCredit unionNon-profit15 372 372 Brockton$57 million
11VistaprintSmall business marketingPublic1 571 571 Lexington$670 million
12Rockland Trust - Independent Bank Corp.Community bankParent company83 943 949 Hanover$188 million
13TechTargetIT mediaPublic1 450 550 Newton$86 million
14Clarks Cos.Consumer goodsPrivate13 305 2,500 Newton Upper Falls$1.7 billion
15Raytheon BBN TechnologiesTechnologyPublic1 537 770 CambridgeN/A
16Cell Signaling TechnologyBiotechnologyPrivate2 294 310 Danvers$100 million
17Broad Institute of MIT and HarvardBiomedical researchNon-profit3 823 823 Cambridge$250 million
18Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) RetailCooperative/Mutual4 273 9,000 Kent, WA$1.5 billion
19Hammond Real EstateReal estatePrivate12 394 394 Chestnut Hill$1.457 billion
20Massachusetts Medical SocietyNonprofitNon-profit5 390 392 Waltham$99 million
21Burtons GrillRestaurantPartnership4 308 450 North Reading$25 million
22Eaton VanceInvestment managementPublic1 692 860 Boston$890 million
23Forrester ResearchMarket and technology researchPublic1 554 765 Cambridge$233.4 million
24Cubist PharmaceuticalsPharmaceuticalsPublic1 372 617 Lexington$562.1 million
25DanversbankCommercial bankPublic30 384 384 Danvers$100 million
26FLIR SystemsManufacturingPublic1 289 1,364 Wilsonville (Portland), OR$1 billion
27Natixis Global AssociatesFinancial servicesPrivate1 287 350 BostonN/A
28WinnResidentialProperty management Private212 687 2,350 BostonN/A
29EnerNOCEnergy managementPublic1 253 351 Boston$190.7 million
30Vanasse Hangen BrustlinEngineeringPrivate4 385 850 Watertown$135 million
31Brightview Senior LivingSenior livingPrivate4 359 1,804 Baltimore, MDN/A
32American Student AssistanceFinancial servicesNon-profit1 497 510 Boston$109.9 million
33Cambridge AssociatesInvestment consultingPrivate1 431 890 BostonN/A
34Microsoft Corp.SoftwarePublic3 872 53,601 Redmond, WA$62.484 billion
35TripAdvisorOnline travel servicesParent company2 385 421 Newton$353 million