Boston Business Journal Names Bright Horizons a 2023 Best Places to Work Company

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May 2, 2023 – The Boston Business Journal has named Bright Horizons to its 2023 Best Places to Work — the BBJ’s exclusive ranking of the Massachusetts companies that have built outstanding work environments. Bright Horizons is a leading global provider of high-quality early education and child care, back-up care, and workforce education services. Headquartered in Newton, MA, Bright Horizons has nearly 1,900 employees in more than 65 locations across Massachusetts - and 29,000 employees globally. For 35 years, the company has partnered with employers to support workforces by providing services that help working families and employees thrive personally and professionally.

“We have the privilege and opportunity to make a lasting difference in the world through education. The work our employees do is deeply consequential,” said Bright Horizons CEO Stephen Kramer. “We endeavor every day to preserve a strong culture and to create a great workplace for our employees. Their commitment and dedication to deliver excellence every day deserves to be recognized, rewarded, and celebrated.”

As a leading education and care company, Bright Horizons ensures every employee reaches their full potential on their career journey through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives and professional development programs including the first-of-its-kind Horizons Teacher Degree Program. The Horizons Teacher Degree program gives teachers and center staff the opportunity to earn a college degree in early childhood education for free. 

"The companies that comprise this year’s Best Places to Work are among the most diverse in the decades we’ve been doing this program,” said Carolyn Jones, Market President and Publisher of the Boston Business Journal. “Their commitment to teamwork, employee engagement, flexibility and trust are the model to which the region’s businesses look for inspiration.”

The 215 businesses that met criteria for office location and size participated in employee-engagement surveys distributed by Business Journal partner Quantum Workplace. Employees were asked to rate their work environment, work-life balance, job satisfaction, advancement opportunities, management, compensation, and benefits. The 80 companies honored in 2023 range in size and industry, with winners from the technology sector, retail industry, health care space, commercial real estate and more. 

Based on the results of those surveys, businesses were assigned a score out of 100 percent and ranked by Quantum. The top-rated companies are listed in five size categories — extra small (20 to 49 employees), small (50 to 99 employees), medium (100 to 249 employees), large (250 to 499 employees) and extra-large (500 or more).

The Best Places to Work celebration will be held in-person on June 15 at the Westin Copley Place from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. The special publication will appear in the June 16 weekly edition of the Boston Business Journal. 

The Boston Business Journal is the region's premier business media organization, one of 45 markets owned by American City Business Journals.