MOLINE, Ill. — John Deere (NYSE: DE) is among America's Best Employers based on research conducted on behalf of Forbes magazine. In the 2016 results released by Forbes, Deere was the top-ranked company in the engineering and manufacturing category and ranked 19th overall. Deere was 38th in the 2015 overall results.

Forbes conducted independent research to rank 500 large companies that employ more than 5,000 workers. Approximately 30,000 American employees across all companies were surveyed anonymously without the involvement of employers. Forbes said respondents are representative of the U.S. workforce by gender, age, region, education and ethnicity.

The top five in the 2016 America's Best Employers ranking are Marathon Petroleum, Google, Costco Wholesale, Wegmans Food Markets and United Services Auto Assn. (USAA).