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2011 Top Places to Work - The Boston Globe

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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
 1GoogleTechnologyPublic1300+29,000Mountain View, Calif.$29.3 billion
 2Commonwealth Financial NetworkFinancial servicesPrivate1413518Waltham$572 million
 3Boston Health Care for the Homeless ProgramHealth careNon-profit80285285Boston$36 million
 4Consigli Construction Co.ConstructionPrivate2350609Milford$449 million
 5Christian Book DistributorsBook salesPrivate1500500PeabodyN/A
 6Cell Signaling TechnologyBiotechnologyPrivate1346346Danvers$100 million
 7KeurigCoffee supply and servicesPublic1292322Reading$894 million
 8Acme PacketTechnologyPublic1462530Bedford$231 million
 9Burtons GrillRestaurantPartnership5308470Andover$25 million
 10ConvergEx Group's Eze Castle SoftwareTechnologyPrivate1287370BostonN/A
 11Rockland Trust - Independent Bank Corp.Community bankParent company869951,030Hanover$211 million
 12Massachusetts Medical SocietyNonprofitNon-profit5391393Waltham$100 million
 13Bingham McCutchen LLPLaw FirmPrivate16001,867Boston$860 million
 14Hammond Residential Real EstateReal estatePrivate14417420Chestnut Hill$1.4 billion
 15HarborOne Credit UnionCredit unionNon-profit16376376Brockton$97 million
 16Hill HollidayAdvertising and marketingParent company1439850Boston$160 million**
 17Cubist PharmaceuticalsPharmaceuticalsPublic1396635Lexington$636 million
 18Clarks Cos.FootwearPrivate123512,600Newton$2.0 billion
 19Jack Conway & Co.Real estatePrivate42631700NorwellN/A
 20American Student AssistanceFinancial servicesNon-profit1472472Boston$154 million
 21Natixis Global AssociatesFinancial servicesPrivate1311382BostonN/A
 22Suffolk Construction Co.ConstructionPrivate24751,200Boston$1.7 billion
 23The Fairmont Copley Plaza, BostonHotelPrivate1314314BostonN/A
 24ImmunoGenBiotechnologyPublic2250250Waltham$14 million
 25UnumInsurancePrivate26758,565Chattanooga, Tenn.$10.2 billion
 26The Broad Institute of MIT and HarvardBiomedical ResearchNon-profit4865865Cambridge$300 million
 27Foley HoagLaw firmPartnership2400450Boston$145 million
 28Microsoft Corp.SoftwarePublic488154,000Redmond, Wash.$62.5 billion
 29athenahealthHealthcare software as a servicePublic17411,100Watertown$245 million
 30FLIR SystemsManufacturingPublic23782,000Wilsonville, Ore.$1.4 billion
 31International Data GroupResearchPrivate47431,200Boston$3.2 billion
 32DigitasAdvertising and marketingParent company16162,300Boston$502 million
 33VistaprintSmall business marketingPublic1621621Lexington$670 million
 34TripAdvisorOnline travel servicesParent company2308600Newton$486 million
 35Eaton VanceInvestment managementPublic18191,120Boston$1.1 billion
** As reported by Advertising Age.