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2012 Top Places to Work - The Boston Globe

Small 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
1GloboforceEmployee recognition providerPrivate15273Southborough N/A
2New England Tractor Trailer Training SchoolEducationPrivate152210Quincy $21 million
3Cresa BostonReal estatePartnership153800Boston $240 million
4Lexington Montessori SchoolEducationNon-profit15757Lexington $5 million
5Chapman Construction/DesignConstruction management and consultingPrivate15454Newton N/A
6BatteryCorpTelecommunication servicesPrivate15555Framingham N/A
7Beacon Hill Staffing GroupStaffingPrivate283226Boston $107 million
8EnergiInsurance programs for energy sectorsPrivate16484Peabody N/A
9Visible MeasuresOnline advertising and marketingPrivate15589Boston N/A
10Connelly PartnersAdvertisingPrivate15454Boston N/A
11Power Home Remodeling GroupHome remodelingPrivate2841,200Chester, Pa. $135 million
12ClickSoftwareMobile workforce management solutionsPublic187115Burlington $87 million
13Signature ConsultantsIT staffing and consultingPrivate1911,200Fort Lauderdale, Fla. $147 million
14VirtualProfessional servicesPrivate15353Wakefield $12.6 million
15NetProspexBusiness-to-business data servicesPrivate15657Waltham N/A
16FiksuMobile app marketingPrivate27881Boston N/A
17Keystone PartnersProfessional servicesPrivate45252Boston $10.5 million
18Integration PartnersValue-added resellerPrivate186125Lexington $70 million
19Innoveer SolutionsTechnology consultingPrivate17575Boston $8 million
20Genuine InteractiveMarketing agencyPrivate18080Boston $11.9 million
21Celldex TherapeuticsBiotechnologyPublic270106Needham $9 million
22Isaacson, MillerExecutive searchPrivate175114Boston $16.8 million
23ApperianEnterprise softwarePrivate15265Boston N/A
24MimecastEnterprise softwarePrivate16774Waltham N/A
25Elaine Construction Co.Construction managers and general contractorsPrivate15252Newton Upper Falls $55 million