11 Cool Companies Hiring In Boston


Everyone knows that Boston is one of the most historically relevant cities in the United States: home to the Red Sox, the Boston Tea Party and Paul Revere’s midnight ride. However, what you may not know about Beantown is that it’s booming with jobs.

With major universities, hospitals, corporations and government institutions, there’s no shortage of jobs in Boston looking to be filled by talented individuals like you. Only one question remains: where to apply?

To take some of the guesswork out of the job search, we’re highlighting 11 highly rated employers and some of our 2017 Best Places to Work that are hiring right now. Check out our list and apply to your next gig now.

1. Harvard University
Company Rating: 4.2
What They Do: In addition to being every parent’s dream college for their little ones, Harvard is also the oldest institution of higher learning in the US, is home to Harvard College (undergraduate studies) and 10 graduate schools including the Harvard Business, Law, and Medical schools.
What Employees Say: “Really good benefits, supportive coworkers (at least in my office), lots of resources and professional development opportunities available.” Current Staff Assistant

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2. Liberty Mutual Insurance
Company Rating: 3.5
What They Do: Founded in 1912, Liberty Mutual is a global leader in property and casualty insurance, focused on protecting and preserving the lives and dreams of customers in more than 30 countries.
What Employees Say: “The company provides a lot of autonomy to their workforce. We drive by projects, not clocks. Work/life has been improving at an exponential rate the past 3 years providing flexibility within the autonomous style allowing me to work faster and take on more while fitting into my schedule. Pay and bonus are very good here with merit increases and general fairness.” Current Employee

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3. Wayfair
Company Rating: 3.4
What They Do: Wayfair Inc. is an online destination for everything home and offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and decor across all styles and price points.
What Employees Say: “Worked with incredibly talented, hard-working people. Opportunities to take on a lot of responsibility at an early part of your career. Tons of opportunity to learn.” Former Product Manager

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4. Massachusetts General Hospital
Company Rating: 3.9
What They Do: With some 900 beds, Mass General has its main campus in Boston and operates several health centers in surrounding communities. Its specialized medical departments include cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, and diabetes and endocrinology.
What Employees Say: “Great benefits, great community, you can tell the hospital staff all care about each other. Also has a great sense of pride, since we are one of the best hospitals in the world.” Current Employee

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5. MathWorks
Company Rating: 4.0
What They Do: MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on its products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development.
What Employees Say: “I’ve been with MathWorks for over 15 years, and have never seriously considered leaving. While many companies espouse guiding principles and core values, I’ve never seen a company that actually lives them the way MathWorks does. Management is both responsive and open-minded. The atmosphere is relaxed but the work expectation is top-notch.” Current Principal Programmer/Analyst

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6. Kronos Incorporated
Company Rating: 4.1
What They Do: Kronos is a global provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions.
What Employees Say: “I have been with KRONOS for over 7 years now and I’m still learning, developing and find myself being challenged every day. The business leaders are very smart, transparent and real people you can learn from. Work life balance is HUGE!!!” Current Executive Recruiter

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7. Biogen
Company Rating: 3.5
What They Do: Biogen is one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, with a focus on developing therapies for serious neurological, autoimmune and rare diseases.
What Employees Say: “Great compensation and benefits. Excellent opportunity for cross training and movement throughout the company. Exposure to top technology in the industry.” Current Manufacturing Associate

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8. Forrester
Company Rating: 4.1
What They Do: Forrester is one of the most influential global research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth.
What Employees Say: “Why have I stayed at Forrester for 15 years? The company has a soul. This is a culture of intellectual curiosity, passion, integrity, and respect. I am surrounded by colleagues who inspire me every day with their intelligence, quality of work, and commitment to do the right thing. I feel accountable to inspire them; to elevate their potential and experience. At Forrester, my voice has value. Executives much smarter than me not only know my name, they ask for, and listen to, my opinion. I have been given multiple opportunities to grow into new roles and responsibilities, each time both terrifying and exhilarating. This is a culture of discovery, where I am always learning and always teaching. This is a place with a sense of humor and a sense of humanity. In short, Forrester’s values are my values.” Current Employee

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9. Bose
Company Rating: 3.5
What They Do: Bose is one of the world’s leading makers of speakers for the home entertainment, automotive, and pro audio markets.
What Employees Say: “Respect is a core value at Bose and it was evident among my colleagues. I really liked how they were willing to ‘test’ new projects to learn from it. The Corporate HQ is a beautiful place to work though with a few quirks.” Former Global Corporate Marketing Employee

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10. Akamai
Company Rating: 4.0
What They Do: Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet business ready—fast, reliable, and secure—for its customers.
What Employees Say: “Product leadership, strong learning culture, intelligent and friendly co-workers, competitive salary, detail oriented.” Current Senior Business Process Analyst

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11. Bain & Company
Company Rating: 4.7
What They Do: As the #1 Best Places to Work honoree in 2017, Bain is one of the world’s leading consulting firms with offices in 51 global cities.
What Employees Say: “Great people above all! Learning opportunities – good cases, really creating impact for client, can staff according to professional growth needs – leadership opps are unbelievable, and develop good work ethic and endurance.” Former Senior Associate Consultant

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Editor’s Note: The companies and jobs highlighted in this article are curated by the editorial staff, listed in no particular order, and do not necessarily reflect the official methodology of Glassdoor’s official awards or honors. To be included, each company’s rating is above average (3.3 on a 5.0 scale as of 3/16/2017). For more details about how companies and specific roles are considered for editorial coverage, please visit Glassdoor for Employers.

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