The top 25 employers in Boston

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LinkedIn recently released its best employers in Boston. They ranked the top 25 companies to grow your career. The diverse list includes hospitals, banks, tech and retail.

Companies had to have at least 50 employees and were ranked using the following seven categories:

 

 

  1. Ability to advance
  2. Skills growth
  3. Company stability
  4. External opportunity
  5. Company affinity
  6. Gender diversity
  7. Educational background

 

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Methodology

LinkedIn used its data to rank companies on the seven categories listed above. They defined those categories using the following:

 

 

  1. Ability to advance tracks employee promotions within a company and when they move to a new company, based on standardized job titles.
  2. Skills growth looks at how employees across the company are gaining skills while employed at the company, using standardized LinkedIn skills.
  3. Company stability tracks attrition over the past year, as well as the percentage of employees that stay at the company at least three years.
  4. External opportunity looks at recruiter outreach across employees at the company, signaling demand for workers coming from these companies.
  5. Company affinity, which seeks to measure how supportive a company’s culture is, looks at connection volume on LinkedIn among employees, controlled for company size.
  6. Gender diversity measures gender parity within a company.
  7. Finally, educational background examines the variety of educational attainment among employees, from no degree up to Ph.D. levels, reflecting a commitment to recruiting a wide range of professionals.

 

 

To be eligible, companies must have at least 50 employees as of April 30, 2021 in the city and reductions in staff (including attrition and layoffs) can be no higher than 10% (based on LinkedIn data and public announcements, respectively).

While LinkedIn’s annual Top Companies list includes only parent companies (data on majority-owned subsidiaries are incorporated into the parent company score), the city lists separate out subsidiaries from their parent companies. All data counts are normalized based on company size across the pool of companies eligible for the list.

The methodology time frame is May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021. All of the data used is aggregated and/or de-identified.

LinkedIn excluded all staffing and recruiting firms, educational institutions and government agencies. It also excluded LinkedIn, its parent company Microsoft and Microsoft subsidiaries.

EY
EY

25. EY

 

  • Where the local office is located: Back Bay
  • Full-time headcount: 298,950 (with 2,350 in Boston)
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Accounting, Financial Analysis, Data Analysis
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Assurance Specialist, Manager, Partner

 

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HubSpot

24. HubSpot

 

  • Where the local office is located: Cambridge
  • Full-time headcount: 4,200
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Javascript
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Software Engineer, Customer Success Manager, Technical Lead

 

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Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific

23. Thermo Fisher Scientific

 

  • Where the local office is located: Waltham
  • Full-time headcount: 80,000 (with 600 in Greater Boston)
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Biotechnology, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Process Improvement
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Site Specialist, Manufacturing Associate, Field Services Engineer

 

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Pfizer
Pfizer

22. Pfizer

 

  • Where the local office is located: Cambridge
  • Full-time headcount: 78,500 (with 1,000 in Greater Boston)
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Biotechnology, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Clinical Development
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Scientist, Researcher, Process Engineer

 

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

21. Vertex Pharmaceuticals

 

  • Where the local office is located: Seaport
  • Full-time headcount: 3,400
  • Most common skills among Boston employees:, Biotechnology, Clinical Development, Data Analysis
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Research Scientist, Associate Director, Support Specialist

 

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MathWorks
MathWorks

20. MathWorks

 

  • Where the local office is located: Natick
  • Full-time headcount: 5,000
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: MATLAB, Software Development, C++
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Software Engineer, Quality Engineer, Software Engineering Manager

 

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Santander Bank
Santander Bank

19. Santander Bank

 

  • Where the local office is located: Financial District + branch locations throughout the metro area
  •  Full-time headcount: 191,000
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Risk Management, Loans, Financial Analysis
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Branch Manager, Bank Teller, Relationship Banker

 

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Boston Medical Center
Boston Medical Center

18. Boston Medical Center

 

  • Where the main campus is located: South End
  •  Full-time headcount: 8,550
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Clinical Research, Public Health, Healthcare Management
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Registered Nurse, Resident Doctor, Certified Nursing Assistant

 

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IBM
IBM

17. IBM

 

  • Where the local office is located: Lowell
  • Full-time headcount: 345,900
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Cloud Computing, Software Development, Enterprise Software
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Software Engineer, Project Manager, Program Manager

 

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Biogen
Biogen

16. Biogen

 

  • Where the local office is located: Cambridge
  • Full-time headcount: 9,100 (with 2,300 in Greater Boston)
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Biotechnology, Clinical Development, Data Analysis
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Scientist, Associate Director, Executive Assistant

 

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The TJX Companies
The TJX Companies

15. The TJX Companies

 

  • Where the local office is located: Framingham + retail locations throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 320,000
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Merchandising, Inventory Management, Business Analysis
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Buyer, Allocation Analyst, Salesperson

 

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

14. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

 

  • Where the main campus is located: Longwood Medical Area | Full-time headcount: 35,000
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Clinical Research, Patient Safety, Healthcare Management
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Registered Nurse, Patient Care Technician, Administrative Assistant

 

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pwC
pwC

13. pwC

 

  • Where the local office is located: Seaport
  • Full-time headcount: 284,250
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Accounting, Financial Analysis, Auditing
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Associate, Director, Manager

 

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Oracle
Oracle

12. Oracle

 

  • Where the local office is located: Burlington and Cambridge
  • Full-time headcount: 135,000
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Cloud Computing, Software Development, Enterprise Software
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Software Engineer, Business Development Consultant, Technical Staff Member

 

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

11. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

 

  • Where the main campus is located: Longwood Medical Area and Chestnut Hill
  • Full-time headcount: 6,100
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Clinical Research, Oncology, Data Analysis
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Postdoctoral Researcher, Clinical Research Coordinator, Research Technician

 

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citizens logo
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10. Citizens

 

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 17,400 (with 800 in Greater Boston)
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Risk Management, Financial Analysis, Process Improvement
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Branch Manager, Relationship Banker, Bank Teller

 

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Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital

9. Boston Children’s Hospital

 

  • Where the main campus is located: Longwood Medical Area
  •  Full-time headcount: 3,000
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Clinical Research, Pediatrics, Data Analysis
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Registered Nurse, Research Assistant, Clinical Assistant

 

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Takeda
Takeda

8. Takeda

 

  • Where the local office is located: Cambridge
  • Full-time headcount: 47,500
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Biotechnology, Clinical Development, Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Scientist, Support Manager, Scientific Director

 

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Amazon Logo
Amazon.com

7. Amazon

 

  • Where the local office is located: Cambridge, Seaport and North Reading + operations centers throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 1,298,000 (with 10,000 in Greater Boston)
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Software Development, Python, Java
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Software Engineer, Warehouse Associate, Fulfillment Associate, Delivery Driver

 

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Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

6. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

 

  • Where the main campus is located: Longwood Medical Area
  • Full-time headcount: 19,000
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Clinical Research, Healthcare Management, Data Analysis
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Registered Nurse, Research Assistant, Physician Assistant

 

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CVS Health
CVS Health

5. CVS Health

 

  • Where the local office is located: Back Bay + retail locations throughout the metro area
  • Full-time headcount: 300,000 (with 880 in Greater Boston)
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Process Improvement, Data Analysis, Inventory Management
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacist, Shift Supervisor

 

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Dell Technologies logo
Dell Technologies

4. Dell Technologies

 

  • Where the local office is located: Hopkinton and Franklin
  • Full-time headcount: 165,000 (with 6,000 in Greater Boston)
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Cloud Computing, Program Management, Enterprise Software
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Software Engineer, Account Executive, Program Manager

 

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Liberty Mutual Insurance
Liberty Mutual Insurance

3. Liberty Mutual Insurance

 

  • Where the local office is located: Back Bay
  • Full-time headcount: 45,000 (with 5,000 in Greater Boston)
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Business Analysis, Data Analysis, Process Improvement
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Product Owner, Software Engineer, Salesperson

 

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Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital

2. Massachusetts General Hospital

 

  • Where the local office is located: West End
  • Full-time headcount: 26,050
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Clinical Research, Data Analysis, Patient Safety
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Registered Nurse, Clinical Research Coordinator, Medical Doctor

 

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Fidelity Investments
Fidelity Investments

1. Fidelity Investments

 

  • Where the local office is located: Downtown
  • Full-time headcount: 47,000 (with 5,400 in Greater Boston)
  • Most common skills among Boston employees: Business Analysis, Process Improvement, SQL
  • Most common job titles in Boston: Software Engineer, Customer Representative, Project Manager

 

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The top 25 employers in Boston

Kaitlyn Farley

Kaitlyn Farley is MediaFeed’s writer/editor. She is a masters of science in journalism candidate at Northwestern University, specializing in social justice and investigative reporting. She has worked at various radio stations and newsrooms, covering higher-education, local politics, natural disasters and investigative and watchdog stories related to Title IX and transparency issues.

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