Statista and Forbes worked together to find the top employers of 2019.
50,000 U.S. workers at large (5,000+ employees) companies, nonprofit institutions, government agencies, and divisions were asked how likely they would be to recommend their employer to a friend or family member on a scale of 0 to 10.
Despite that the list covers a plethora of industries, a few grocery stores made their way pretty far up on the list, even to number one.
America’s best large employers in 2019
When it comes to large employers, with retirement savings plans, various discount programs and personal travel reimbursement, grocery chain Trader Joe’s came top of the ranking with a score of 9.59 out of 10.
Southwest Airlines come second this year with a score of 9.54 and its employees receive unlimited travel privileges for themselves and eligible dependents as well as discounts with rental car companies and hotels.
Lilly rounds off the top three with employees reporting perks such as a good vacation allowance, 401K plan and maternity and paternity leave, followed by Costco, Garmin, Google and Stanford University to make the top 7.
America’s best midsize employers in 2019
The Best Midsize Employers 2019 was topped by website Tripadvisor with a score of 9.48 out of 10, as it offers various health plan options for its staff members as well as a retirement savings plan.
Penguin Random House came first last year and in the 2019 ranking, it comes second with a score of 9.35.
The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin rounded off the top-three with 9.26 out of 10. You can browse the full ranking on Forbes here.