Want to know where the best places to work in the region are? WorkplaceDynamics has released a list of the top 150 workplaces in the country and a number of local businesses made the list. WorkplaceDynamics polled over 1 million employees from 872 companies with 1,000 or more employees to create the list. Here’s a look at the local companies that made the cut.
Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Co.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. purchased Cambridge-based Millennium Pharmaceuticals for $8.8 billion in 2008. Instead of triggering an exodus of talent as often happens during an acquisition, the purchase led to an even stronger Millennium. The company has not only built a workplace that prizes collaboration and cross-cultural sensitivity, it has actively given back to the community through its Millennium Makes a Difference program. It was also ranked the No. 1 largest company by the Globe’s list of Top Places to Work in 2012.
Overall rank: 12
Suffolk Construction provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the health care, science and technology, education, federal government, and commercial sectors. Based in Boston, the company has a strong national presence with main offices throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and West Coast. Suffolk Construction was also ranked No. 17 by the Globe’s list of Top Places to Work for large companies in 2012.
Overall rank: 24
Based in Watertown, Athenahealth uses cloud-based services with the goal of letting doctors focus on their patients. The company is working to build a national health information backbone that will allow doctors to coordinate and deliver care in new ways. In 2012, Athenahealth was ranked 24th in the Globe’s list of Top Places to Work for large companies.
Overall rank: 45
New Balance Athletic Shoe
Boston’s New Balance operates under a mission statement that offers details as to why the company is a good one to work for. “Our Mission: demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host.’’ New Balance was also ranked No. 7 in the Globe’s list of Top Places to Work for largest companies in 2012.
Overall Rank: 61
Founded in 1818, Eastern Bank is the largest mutually owned bank in the United States and the largest commercial bank still based in Boston, serving communities from the Merrimack Valley to Cape Cod, with approximately $8 billion in assets and more than 100 office locations. Eastern Bank offers banking, investments and insurance. Photographed is Cheryl Gavazzi, who last year had been working for Eastern Bank in Lynn for almost 16 years. It was ranked 17th in the Globe’s list of Top Places to Work for largest companies in 2012.
Overall rank: 68
Erickson Living operates Brooksby Village and Linden Ponds, nonprofit continuing care retirement communities. Erickson Living is headquartertered in Hingham, and offers comprehensive health and wellness services. The Globe ranked it 9th in its 2012 list of Top Places to Work for largest companies.
Overall rank: 85
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plan offers health care coverage options to individuals and through employer groups. The company says its mission is “to improve the health and wellness of the diverse communities we serve.’’ Tufts was also ranked 10th in the Globe’s 2012 list of Top Places to Work for largest companies. In a 2011 ranking of 390 health plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, Tufts Health Plan was the top-ranked commercial PPO plan in the nation and the No. 2-ranked HMO/POS combined product.
Overall rank: 98
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
A health care provider, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates has been on the Globe’s Top Places to Work for every year the list has existed. It ranked 11th out of 25 on the Globe’s “largest employers’’ list in 2012.
Overall rank: 103
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is a health benefits service catering to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. In November, they filed a plan to expand into Connecticut. It was also ranked 13th in the Globe’s Top Places to Work list of largest companies in 2012.
Overall rank: 105
Internet services company Akamai Technologies Inc. is based in Cambridge and employs 1,011 in-state, according to the Globe’s 2012 Top Places to Work list of largest employers, on which it ranked 14th in 2012. Pictured is the company’s Network Operations Command Center at its headquarters in Cambridge.
Overall rank: 111
The family-owned, Wellesley-based grocery store chain is a Massachusetts favorite. It has 4,200 employees and came in at No. 12 on the Globe’s list of largest employers for it annual Top Places to Work magazine.
Overall rank: 112
South Shore Hospital
According to its website, the South Weymouth hospital is “the leading regional provider of acute, outpatient, home health, and hospice care to the approximately 725,000 residents of Southeastern Massachusetts.’’ They were also ranked 15th in the Globe’s Top Places to Work list of largest companies in 2012.
Overall rank: 118
Global biotech company Vertex is based in Cambridge and employs 1,850 in the United States. In this photo, Vertex research Fellow Luigi Anzalone conducted some mid-level research in one of the company’s chemistry labs. Vertex was ranked 16th in the Globe’s Top Places to Work list of largest companies in 2012.
Overall rank: 121
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Novartis is a global pharmaceutical research company headquartered in Switzerland. Its US headquarters is in Cambridge, earning it a spot at No. 19 on the Top Places to Work list of largest companies.
Overall rank: 136
International Data Group
A research company, International Data Group is headquartered in Framingham. The company specializes in branding, lead generation, and social media marketing, according to its website.
Overall rank: 107