Bright Horizons Named #1 on the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work List

WATERTOWN, Mass., [November 21, 2016] – Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE: BFAM) has been named number one on the Boston Globe’s annual list of “Top Places to Work” in Massachusetts. This marks the fourth time in six years that Bright Horizons has taken the first place spot on the list, underscoring the strong culture that Bright Horizons employees have built and have been committed to since the company’s founding thirty years ago.    

“As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we are especially honored to be recognized by the Boston Globe as a top place to work,” said Bright Horizons CEO Dave Lissy. “Over the last three decades we have taken pride in providing an environment where employees can bring their whole selves to work. And while Bright Horizons has grown and evolved to meet the needs of employers and working families since 1986, our company culture and heart has stood the test of time. We are incredibly proud of our dedicated employees who are committed to making a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve, and we are humbled to receive this honor once again.”  

Bright Horizons is honored to share the list with many family-friendly organizations and congratulates its clients that have also been recognized as “Top Place to Work.” Over the last thirty years, Bright Horizons has valued its partnership with companies that share a commitment for supporting employees as they work to achieve professional and personal fulfillment.

The need for more companies to commit to providing supportive environments was underscored earlier this year, when Bright Horizons’ third annual Bright Horizons Modern Family Index (MFI) survey uncovered that nearly 70 percent of expectant women and new parents say their employer tops the list of considerations when deciding to start a family. While the MFI reveals that today’s generation of parents often find themselves faced with an unfriendly and unsupportive environment at work, it also shows that new parents are determined to build families without postponing or abandoning career ambitions. 

The Top Places to Work survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention. The top workplaces are determined on employee feedback, based on a survey of nearly two dozen questions that measure three critical elements of the workplace: direction, execution and connection.  

The full list of Top Places to Work was featured in a special section in the Boston Sunday Globe on November 20. The link to the report can be found here.

About Bright Horizons Family Solutions® Inc.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions® is a leading provider of high-quality child care, early education and other services designed to help employers and families better address the challenges of work and family life. The Company provides center-based full service child care, back-up dependent care and educational advisory services to more than 1,000 clients across the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Canada and India, including more than 150 FORTUNE 500 companies and more than 80 of Working Mother magazine's 2016 "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers." Bright Horizons has been recognized sixteen times as one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" and is one of the UK's Best Workplaces as designated by the Great Place to Work® Institute. Bright Horizons is headquartered in Watertown, MA. The Company's web site is located at