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2012 Top Places to Work - The Boston Globe

Midsize 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
1Boston Harbor HotelHotelPrivate1196265Boston N/A
2Institution for SavingsBankingPrivate7126126Newburyport $60 million
3RE/MAX Leading EdgeReal estate Private5111111Winchester $380 million
4Fruit Center MarketplaceGroceryPrivate2170170Milton N/A
5VNA of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice/Sawtelle Family Hospice HouseHealth carePrivate1125125Wakefield $11 million
6Boston Business Concepts Inc.Direct marketingPartnership1100100Woburn $1.9 million
7Integrated Financial PartnersFinancial servicesPrivate38108185Worcester N/A
8New England Law | BostonLaw schoolNon-profit1123123Boston $35 million
9A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Cos.InsuranceCooperative/Mutual4148151Burlington $120 million
10The Container StoreRetail Private21305,000Coppell, Texas $634 million (worldwide)
11Elder Services of the Merrimack ValleySenior servicesNon-profit1245245Lawrence $41 million
12VERC EnterprisesConvenience storesPrivate24195200Duxbury $141 million
13Rapid7Internet securityPrivate1106235Boston $30 million
14Emerald PhysiciansHealth carePrivate10130130Hyannis $11 million
15Edward JonesFinancial servicesPartnership8818736,600St. Louis, Mo. $4.3 billion
16Winter, WymanStaffing servicesPrivate2149154Waltham $73.838 million
17AEW Capital ManagementReal estate investment Private1179219Boston $93.9 million
18Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Co.InsuranceCooperative/Mutual1187187Quincy $281.674844 million
19Fidelity BankBankingCooperative/Mutual7115115Leominster $26 million
20Allen & GerritsenAdvertisingPrivate112102112Boston N/A
21Sports and Physical Therapy AssociatesPhysical therapyPrivate15111111Wellesley $10.5 million
22Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co.Public accountingPrivate4115115Westborough N/A
23Broad Reach Healthcare/Liberty CommonsAssisted living and nursing carePrivate1209209Chatham $16 million
24Harmonix Music SystemsVideo game developerPrivate1221221Cambridge N/A
25John Snow Inc.Health consultingPrivate1196500Boston $290 million (worldwide)
26ImprivataHealth care softwarePrivate1104134Lexington N/A
27Boston Heart DiagnosticsHealth care diagnosticsPrivate1107130Framingham $18.1 million
28Pentucket BankBankingCooperative/Mutual3105126Haverhill $27 million
29Leader BankBankingPrivate8170170Arlington $29 million
30Quantech Services Inc.Consulting services for government clientsPrivate1150350Lexington $80 million
31KAYAK.comTravel websitePrivate1103130Norwalk, Conn. $184 million
32Imagitas, A Division of Pitney BowesTargeted marketing Parent company1128128Waltham $175 million
33Recreational Equipment Inc.Outdoor gear and apparel retailerCooperative/Mutual424010,000Kent, Wash. $1.8 billion (worldwide)
34NMTW Community Credit UnionCredit unionNon-profit6120120Lowell $23.9 million
35Care.comOnline listings for services such as child carePrivate1152346Waltham N/A
36Black Duck SoftwareSoftware development and consultingPrivate1130180Burlington N/A
37Baystate Financial ServicesFinancial servicesPrivate6194460Boston $59 million
38The Institute for Healthcare ImprovementNonprofitNon-profit1120141Cambridge $40.3 million (worldwide)
39PeoplesBankBankingPrivate18231231Holyoke $78 million
40Skanska USAConstruction management, real estate developmentParent company81489,400New York, N.Y. $4.9 billion