Charles River is proud to offer our employees a highly comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Charles River is a 100% employee-owned company, encouraging employee participation, innovation, and responsibility. Our employees enjoy the best in care providers, generous company contributions, and liberal time-off policies. We regularly ask for employee feedback to tailor our package to the needs of our employees.

Following is a brief overview of our most important benefits:


Shared Equity

Charles River is 100% employee-owned. Employee owners from across the company participate in our ESOP Committee to help ensure everyone is engaged in our Company’s success.

Medical and Dental Insurance
Charles River pays up to 90% of the premium for a medical plan and 100% of the premium for a dental plan. We also offer a vision plan.

Paid Time Off
Charles River offers a generous paid time off package that includes vacation, holiday, and sick & excused time.

Life Insurance
Charles River pays the premiums for a life insurance plan covering twice the employee’s annual salary. We also provide a disability insurance plan.

Education Assistance Plan
Charles River employees are eligible for up to 100% reimbursement of tuition costs and required course textbooks.

HFES award

One of our scientists receiving an award at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Annual Meeting

Professional Society Membership
Charles River covers 100% of the fee for an employee's membership in a professional society.

Flexible Spending Accounts
Charles River offers both a Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, enabling employees to use pretax dollars for eligible expenses.

Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
Charles River employees share in the Company’s success by receiving annual cash bonuses in recognition of their hard work and dedication.

Profit Sharing Plan (PSP)
Charles River is committed to giving employees an opportunity to build a retirement portfolio with significant value. In addition to offering a 401(k) plan, the Company makes a generous contribution each year to the retirement account of eligible employees.

Our MAGPIE effort provides an adaptive, game-based environment to personalize training

“You'll never be bored! Given the tempo of our projects, there is never a shortage of cool projects to work on.”

- Chris H., Principal Software Engineer


Personal Equipment Purchase & Upgrade (PEP-UP)

Charles River gives employees an account to purchase the latest technology, computer equipment or accessories, software, and other items to enhance their productivity, organization, and enjoyment.

Gym Membership

Charles River employees have free access to an exercise facility on-site. In addition, the Company will reimburse employees for 50% of the membership cost at another local gym.

Volunteering on the Charles River

Staff volunteer on a canoeing trip to remove invasive plants from the Charles River

Employee Referral Bonus
Charles River encourages employees to recruit outstanding candidates by paying a generous bonus when a new employee is hired as a result of a direct employee referral.

Other perks:

  • Casual Work Environment
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Free Parking
  • Wellness Plan
  • Paid time off for volunteering

Charles River hosts events and shares tips as part of its commitment to employee health and fitness.



What's it like to work at Charles River?

"The projects are exciting and there are a lot of smart people who are great to work with and work as a team."
- Avi P., Principal Scientist

"I'm constantly being challenged to explore new technologies and fields of study instead of being pigeonholed into one very narrow part of one project."
- Steve M., Software Engineer III

"Charles River Analytics has a casual atmosphere where really smart people do interesting work. The company acts in the best interest of its employees.  Not to mention, there are plenty of free lunches and parties."
- Mike T., HR Representative

"I enjoy the freedom to implement my own solutions to problems and the convenience of working on a flexible schedule tailored towards my creativity."
- Andrey O., Software Engineer II

"It is an awesome place to work, there are lots of fun and exciting work going on.  I always have an opportunity to learn something new, from our intelligent and friendly co-workers.”
- Tanisha T., HR Coordinator

"I enjoy the diverse projects. The environment provides many opportunities to fuse established software technology with cutting-edge ideas and directions. I am constantly learning!"
- Mike R., Senior Software Engineer"I love working here because of the great benefits, competitive pay, and very smart and dedicated people. The company’s unique culture truly sets it apart from the rest and makes every day exciting."
- Ina N., Accountant II

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