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2012 Top Places to Work - The Boston Globe

Large employers

The Globe invited 1,586 employers to participate in the 2012 Top Places to Work survey. Of those, 304 organizations employing over 210,000 people 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 135,000 employees at those companies and received completed surveys from 81,907 individuals. They were asked to grade their organization’s performance according to 24 distinct statements, ranging from “New ideas are encouraged at this company,” to “My manager makes it easier to do my job well." More on methodology.
RankCompanyDescriptionOwnershipMass. locationsMass. employeesUS employeesUS headquartersProfile revenue
1Analysis GroupEconomic, financial, and strategy consultingPrivate1273572Boston N/A
2Hill HollidayAdvertising and marketingParent company1481850Boston N/A
3Wequassett Resort and Golf ClubLuxury resortPartnership1325325Harwich N/A
4Enterasys NetworksWired and wireless network infrastructurePrivate1516600Andover N/A
5The Fairmont Copley Plaza, BostonHotelPrivate1280280Boston N/A
6Commonwealth Financial NetworkFinancial servicesPrivate1453530Waltham $640 million
7HarborOne Credit UnionCredit unionNon-profit380380380Brockton $7 million
8Enterprise Bank BankingPublic17364398Lowell $70 million
9HubSpotMarketing softwarePrivate1317317Cambridge N/A
10Hammond Residential Real EstateReal estatePrivate15403403Chestnut Hill $1.4 billion (sales volume)
11Maloney PropertiesProperty managementPrivate54372400Wellesley $6 million
12GoogleInternetPublic180034,311 (worldwide)Montain View, Calif.$37.9 billion (worldwide)
13Consigli Construction Co.Construction Private2350650Milford $633 million
14Christian Book DistributorsBook SalesPrivate1500500Peabody N/A
15Massachusetts Medical SocietyNonprofitNon-profit5406411Waltham $110 million
16Jack Conway & Co.Real estatePrivate40638638Norwell N/A
17Suffolk Construction Co.Construction Private25031,100Boston $1.4 billion
18Cell Signaling TechnologyBiotechnologyPrivate2363376Danvers $125 million
19William Raveis Real EstateReal estatePrivate276662,900Shelton, Conn. $4.5 billion
20Cubist PharmaceuticalsPharmaceuticalsPublic1431681Lexington $754 million
21Rockland Trust - Independent Bank CorpBankingParent company74951959Hanover $220 million
22Natixis Global Asset Management - US DistributionFinancial servicesPrivate1329402Boston N/A
23Endicott CollegeEducationPrivate1431431Beverly $76 million (worldwide)
24athenahealthHealth care softwarePublic19181,886Watertown $324 million
25ConvergEx's Eze Castle SoftwareTechnologyPrivate1308400Boston N/A
26Bristol County Savings BankBankingCooperative/Mutual11254260Taunton $43 million (net interest income)
27Keurig Business UnitCoffee technologyPublic3461514Reading $2.7 billion
28American Student AssistanceFinancial servicesNon-profit1478495Boston $198 million
29Shawmut Design and ConstructionConstruction Private1376600Boston $671 million
30Foley Hoag LLPLawPartnership2401461Boston $149 million
31VistaprintE-commercePublic1815870Lexington $1 billion
32The Longfellow ClubsTennis and fitnessPrivate4300300Wayland $11.5 million
33The Broad Institute of Harvard and MITBiomedical researchNon-profit4866872Cambridge $281.5 million
34Eaton VanceFinancial servicesPublic1839953Boston $1.3 billion
35C & J Clark America Inc.FootwearPrivate14403,200Newton $838 million