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2013 Top Places to Work

Midsize companies (100-249 employees)

The Globe invited 1,746 employers to participate in the 2013 Top Places to Work survey. Of those, 333 organizations employing over 169,000 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 127,000 employees at those companies and received completed surveys from 76,482 individuals. They were asked to grade their organization’s performance according to 22 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 employeesHeadquarters Hires past 12 months
1Institution for SavingsMutual bankPrivate8127127Newburyport 12
2Foundation MedicineBiotechnologyPrivate1110110Cambridge 65
3Broad Reach Healthcare/Liberty CommonsHealth carePrivate1223223Chatham 30
4The Container StoreSpecialty retailPrivate31776000Coppell, Texas n.a.
5A.I.M. Mutual Insurance CompaniesWorker's compensation insuranceCooperative/Mutual4160160Burlington 23
6Commodore BuildersConstruction managmentPrivate1114114Newton 48
7Edward JonesFinancial servicesPartnership8518535350St. Louis, Mo. 31
8AEW Capital ManagementReal estate investment managerPrivate1190252Boston 30
9Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co.Public accountingPrivate5120120Westborough n.a.
10Signature ConsultantsStaffingPrivate11221200Fort Lauderdale, Fla. n.a.
11SmartBear SoftwareEnterprise softwarePrivate1102140Beverly 40
12Power Home Remodeling GroupHome remodelingPrivate21001200Chester, Pa. 48
13RE/MAX Leading EdgeReal estatePrivate10186188Winchester 15
14WinterWymanStaffingPrivate2160165Waltham n.a.
15New England Law | BostonEducationNon-profit1126126Boston n.a.
16VERC EnterprisesRetailPrivate25232232Duxbury n.a.
17John Snow Inc.ConsultingPrivate1189592Boston 28
18Align Credit UnionCredit unionNon-profit6125N.A.Lowell n.a.
19MimecastEnterprise softwarePrivate1114165Waltham 60
20Community Nurse & Hospice CareVisiting nurse and hospice agencyNon-profit2204204Fairhaven 28
21FiksuMobile app marketingPrivate2120158Boston 80
22Samsonite CorporationLuggagePublic1144700Mansfield 15
23PeoplesBankCommunity bankPrivate1246246Holyoke n.a.
24Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance CompanyInsuranceCooperative/Mutual2176257Quincy 9
25Mystic Valley Elder ServicesElder servicesPrivate1133190Malden 18
26Allen & GerritsenAdvertisingPrivate1115120Boston n.a.
27Leader BankCommunity bankPrivate9207207Arlington 70
28NaviNetHealth care information technologyPrivate1179240Boston 60
29Fruit Center MarketplaceFood retailPrivate2230230Milton n.a.
30Elder Services of the Merrimack ValleyElde servicesNon-profit1247262Lawrence n.a.
31Pentucket BankCommunity bankCooperative/Mutual3105123Haverhill n.a.
32Monotype Imaging HoldingsSoftware developmentPublic1130185Woburn n.a.
33Agencyport Software CorporationInsurance technologyPublic1111122Boston 5
34Axis CommunicationsManufacturing of network video surveillancePublic1102170Chelmsford 23
35J.C. CannistraroHVAC, plumbing and fire protectionPrivate3110120Watertown n.a.
36Baystate FinancialFinancial servicesPrivate6171285Boston n.a.
37ImprivataHealth care softwarePrivate1159216Lexington 71
38SoftworldIT staffingPrivate2107270Waltham 20
39Parthenon GroupStrategy consultingPartnership1115150Boston n.a.
40Fidelity BankCommunity bankCooperative/Mutual7122122Leominster 22