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2011 Top Places to Work - The Boston Globe

Large employers

The Globe invited 1,076 employers to participate in its fourth annual Top Places to Work. Of those, 237 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 121,000 employees at those companies and received completed surveys from 73,813 individuals. Each was asked to grade their organization's performance according to 24 statements, ranging from "New ideas are encouraged at this company" to "It's easy to tell my boss the truth." More on methodology.
RankCompanyDescriptionOwnershipMass. locationsMass. employeesUS employeesUS headquartersGlobal revenue
 1Bright Horizons Family SolutionsHuman servicesPrivate551,60017,000Watertown$880 million
 2Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Co.PharmaceuticalsPrivate11,1321,343Cambridge$872 million
 3Keller Williams RealtyReal estatePrivate191,29074,018Austin, Texas$2.4 billion
 4Winchester HospitalCommunity hospitalNon-profit242,7002,700Winchester$266 million
 5MITRE Corp.ResearchNon-profit11,9297,919Bedford, Mass., McLean, Va.$1.3 billion
 6ComcastCable and communicationsPublic1004,300120,000Philadelphia$37.9 billion
 7South Shore HospitalCommunity hospitalNon-profit13,6003,600South Weymouth$420 million
 8Tufts Health PlanHealth insuranceNon-profit31,7291,732Watertown$2.6 billion
 9Children's Hospital BostonPediatric hospitalNon-profit18,9988,998Boston$1.3 billion
 10Harvard Pilgrim Health CareHealth insuranceNon-profit21,0311,200Wellesley$3.0 billion
 11Herb Chambers Cos.Auto dealer networkPrivate421,8001,900Somerville$1.7 billion
 12Vertex PharmaceuticalsPharmaceuticalsPublic21,2741,634Cambridge$143 million
 13DePuy Family of Cos.Life sciencesPublic21,3053,400Raynham$5.6 billion
 14Eastern Bank Corp.Commercial bank and insurance agencyCooperative/Mutual1151,7791,779Boston$379 million
 15Harvard Vanguard Medical AssociatesHealth careNon-profit284,1304,130Newton$1.3 billion
 16VA Boston Healthcare SystemHealth careGovernment84,1534,153BostonN/A
 17Newton-Wellesley HospitalHealth careNon-profit13,1663,166Newton$405 million
 18Massachusetts General HospitalHealth careParent company923,80023,800Boston$2.8 billion
 19Benchmark Senior LivingSenior livingPrivate221,7993,996Wellesley$253 million
 20EMC Corp.Data managementPublic198,28821,000Hopkinton$17.0 billion
 21Hallmark Health SystemHealth care servicesNon-profit102,8222,822Medford$316 million
 22Deloitte LLPProfessional servicesPartnership21,50244,000New York, NY$28.8 billion
 23Roche Bros. SupermarketsFood retailPrivate184,2004,200Wellesley Hills$585 million
 24Philips Electronics North America Corp.Consumer productsPublic54,50026,000Andover$12.0 billion
 25Partners HealthCareHealth careNon-profit103,9524,500Boston$8.1 billion