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By the numbers: Top employers in Cambridge in 2011

According to an article in Wicked Local Cambridge:

The city of Cambridge recently released its list of the top 25 employers in the city in 2011. Number one, as always, is Harvard University, followed by MIT. The biggest changes on the list from 2010 were Draper Labs, which jumped from the twelfth to seventh top employer in the city, and Whole Foods, which jumped from 26th to 19th top employer.

Name of employer   Number of employees
Harvard University                                              10,906
MIT   7,640
City of Cambridge                                           2,947
Novartis                                                                 2,271
Vertex Pharmaceuticals                                1,600
Mt. Auburn Hospital                                 1,558
Draper Laboratory                                             1,281
Biogen Idec                                                          1,272
Genzyme Corp.                                                    1,259
Cambridge Health Alliance                                     1,172
Federal government                                          1,144
Millennium Pharmaceuticals                1,142
Broad Institute                                                      861
Akamai                                                                  780
Pfizer                                                                      758
Spaulding Hospital                                 700
Microsoft                                                                700
EF International                                                   650
Whole Foods                                                        643
Forrester Research                                              642
Camp, Dresser & McKee                                    601
Commonwealth of Mass.                                 592
Quest Diagnostics                                          523
Pegasystems                                                       520
Raytheon BBN Technologies                       510


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