Trader Joe's, Southwest Airlines among America's best employers

Healthy grocery chain Trader Joe's has officially been dubbed the best large sized employer in 2019.

Forbes released its annual list of best employers on Wednesday with the California-based grocer and Southwest Airlines claiming the top two spots of large companies this year.

To determine the list, Forbes used data from Statista, who surveyed 30,000 workers anonymously at businesses with a least 5,000 employees.

Trader Joe's said it attributes its employee satisfaction success to its consistent attention toward the basics, which includes pay, benefits and positive work vibes.

Here are the top five best large employers in the U.S., according to Forbes. 

1. Trader Joe's 

Fairfax, USA - November 25, 2016: Trader Joes grocery store facade with sign and items on display and people walking

2. Southwest Airlines

Chicago, Illinois, USA - May 21, 2013: Southwest Airlines aircraft on the move with the Chicago skyline in the background.

3. Lilly

A logo sign outside of a facility occupied by Eli Lilly and Company in San Diego, California on January 30, 2016. Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***

4. Costco Wholesale

Citrus Heights, California, USA - Jun 17, 2011: Costco Wholesale storefront in Citrus Heights, California. Costco Wholesale operates an international chain of membership warehouses, carrying brand name merchandise at substantially lower prices.

5. Garmin

BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 05: GPS devices designed for golfers lie on display at the Garmin stand at the 2014 IFA home electronics and appliances trade fair on September 5, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. IFA is the world's biggest fair of its kind and is