The 100 Largest Companies In Massachusetts For 2021

By Chris Kolmar - Jun. 7, 2021

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If you live in Massachusetts and you’re looking for a job, you have come to the right place.

Because, sure, you can google things like ‘biggest companies in Massachusetts’ and get a fairly long list of companies with a lot of employees, or perhaps that have the biggest names — but here, we bring you the companies with the most current employees that are actually headquartered in Massachusetts.

Below, we’ll give you a complete list of Massachusetts’s 100 largest companies, but first, here’s a look at the top 10:

  1. General Electric
  2. Dunkin’ Brands
  3. The TJX Companies
  4. National Amusements
  5. Fresenius Medical Care Windsor
  6. Stop Shop
  7. Thermo Fisher Scientific
  8. Raytheon Company
  9. Staples
  10. Liberty Mutual

General Electric comes in at the top, with more current employees than any other company in the state. We’ll get to specifics in a moment; first, here’s a look at our methodology.

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How we identified the biggest companies in Massachusetts

Here at Zippia we have developed a database of over 250,000 companies that spans the entire country.

For this report, we looked at the companies headquartered in Massachusetts with at least 100 employees. That left us with 1,346 companies.

We then ranked each company from most to least current employees to determine the biggest companies in Massachusetts.

As it turns out, General Electric looks to the be the biggest company in Massachusetts clocking in with 283,000 employees.

Now, check out how the 100 biggest companies in Massachusetts ranked.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Massachusetts job scene here:

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Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Massachusetts

Rank Company City Employees
1 General Electric Boston 283,000
2 Dunkin’ Brands Canton 270,000
3 The TJX Companies Framingham 270,000
4 National Amusements Norwood 133,269
5 Fresenius Medical Care Windsor Waltham 118,308
6 Stop Shop Quincy 82,000
7 Thermo Fisher Scientific Waltham 70,000
8 Raytheon Company Waltham 67,000
9 Staples Framingham 61,503
10 Liberty Mutual Boston 50,000
11 Fidelity Investments Boston 50,000
12 State Street Boston 39,439
13 Bright Horizons Watertown Town 30,000
14 Boston Scientific Marlborough 29,000
15 Gillette Boston 28,700
16 Precision Systems Natick 28,278
17 MAPFRE Insurance Webster 27,306
18 BJ’s Wholesale Club Westborough 25,500
19 Five Star Senior Living Newton 24,500
20 Iron Mountain Boston 24,000
21 Civitas Solutions Boston 22,300
22 Shire US Lexington 22,000
23 National Mentor Holdings Boston 21,500
24 CW SERVICES Newton 20,500
25 Parexel Waltham 20,000
26 Virtusa Westborough 20,000
27 Publicis Sapient Boston 20,000
28 The Boston Company Asset Management Boston 18,500
29 Boston Consulting Group Boston 18,500
30 Dunkin’ Donuts Canton 17,626
31 Wayfair Boston 16,900
32 Analog Devices Norwood 15,300
33 Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Cambridge 15,241
34 Giraffe Holding Boston 14,716
35 Clean Harbors Norwell 14,400
36 UniFirst Wilmington 14,000
37 Dean Bank Franklin Town 13,613
38 Sappi Boston 12,800
39 Baystate Health Springfield 12,000
40 Big Y Foods Springfield 12,000
41 CareGroup Boston 12,000
42 Genzyme Cambridge 12,000
43 Osram Sylvania Wilmington 11,200
44 Charles River Laboratories Wilmington 11,000
45 Bain Company Boston 10,500
46 Massachusetts General Hospital Boston 10,156
47 Mass.gov Boston 10,008
48 Filene’s Boston 10,001
49 Star Market Boston 10,000
50 The Children’s Hospital Boston 9,993
51 Santander Bank Boston 9,800
52 Alere Waltham 9,700
53 Advent CR Holdings Boston 9,460
54 Reebok International Canton 9,102
55 Stone Science Library Boston 9,000
56 UMass Memorial Health Care Worcester 8,893
57 Harborside Healthcare Boston 8,850
58 Talbots Hingham 8,737
59 Skyworks Solutions Woburn 8,400
60 Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston 8,376
61 Eversource Energy Boston 8,084
62 PerkinElmer Waltham 8,000
63 Bose Framingham 8,000
64 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance … Springfield 8,000
65 Gold’s Holding Weymouth Town 7,782
66 Akamai Technologies Cambridge 7,650
67 Massachusetts Bay Transportation … Boston 7,500
68 Biogen Cambridge 7,300
69 inVentiv Group Holdings Burlington 7,112
70 Bartlett Holdings Plymouth 7,000
71 Waters Milford 7,000
72 Boxer Parent Company Boston 6,900
73 Boston College Newton 6,750
74 Nuance Communications Burlington 6,500
75 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston 6,250
76 Hologic Marlborough 6,233
77 Millipore Billerica 6,100
78 Boston Medical Center Boston 6,097
79 PTC Boston 6,041
80 Cumberland Farms Framingham 6,000
81 Bruker Billerica 6,000
82 Lionbridge Waltham 6,000
83 Southcoast Health New Bedford 6,000
84 Shaw’s Supermarkets West Bridgewater 5,800
85 Yankee Candle Deerfield 5,713
86 Excelitas Technologies Waltham 5,500
87 Athenahealth Watertown Town 5,305
88 Kronos Chelmsford 5,300
89 Northeast Health System Beverly 5,100
90 John Hancock Life Insurance Company Boston 5,076
91 White Mountains Capital Boston 5,058
92 CDM Smith Boston 5,000
93 University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester 5,000
94 New Balance Boston 5,000
95 Cengage Boston 5,000
96 Bodycote Imt Andover 5,000
97 Rand-Whitney Group Worcester 5,000
98 Kraft Group Foxborough 5,000
99 Pyramid Hotel Group Boston 4,980
100 Teradyne Boston 4,900

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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