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TOP 100 Companies to Work For In Nigeria


TOP 100 Companies to Work For In Nigeria

This article is a review of the list of the best places to work in Nigeria to provide a comprehensive rating of employee satisfaction and commitment to different employers in Nigeria. According to The 3rd Annual Jobberman Best 100 Companies To Work For focused on identifying, recognising and celebrating top employers in Nigeria, as rated by employees and professionals. The ranking also provides insight to job seekers on companies they should have their eyes on, for employment and career growth, as well as providing opportunities for business prospecting. conducted online surveys with experts across all industries utilising its 2 million+ database of entry-level job seekers and seasoned professionals; as well as reaching out through email, social media, and partner channels. The survey captured questions on work experience, salary parameters and working conditions.

The key work parameters highlighted in the survey were as follows:

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Employment Status
  • Level of Experience
  • Monthly Salary
  • Current Organisation of Employment
  • Reasons for Commitment to Current Employer
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Career Growth Prospects
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Staff Welfare
  • Equal Opportunity Policy
  • Company Culture




  • A total of 60 multinational organisations made the cut for best companies to work for in Nigeria. 8 of these organisations rank in the top 10 companies on the list, followed by 2 local brands in the financial and e-commerce sectors, respectively. Of these multinational companies, 19 of them are privately run while 36 are publicly listed companies.
  • The rankings show that 42 of the best companies listed started in Nigeria and cut across the Financial Services, ICT, Media, Power, Oil and Gas, Aviation, Outsourcing and Professional Services sectors. In total, 27 local companies were listed with 20 of these organisations being privately owned while 13 of these organisations are publicly listed companies.Government-owned organisations totalled 13 of the Best 100 with 80% of them being in the  Oil and Gas; Financial Services; Logistics; and Aviation Sectors.
  • Healthcare is a big focus for Non-Profit Organisations :7 Non-Profit organisations were listed as the best places to work. 3 out of these 7 organisations are United Nations’ (UN) organisations while 4 of them are health-care focused.
  • 24 of the companies dominated the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE): With ‘Power Law’ at play in 2016, a total of 39 companies out of the 100, represent approximately 80% of the market capitalisation of the entire Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
  • In the FMCG sector, 13 organisations were ranked as best to work for. It was interesting to know that 10 of these organisations are all publicly quoted companies. 11 of these organisations are multinational companies with CHI Limited and Flour Mills ranking top for the local brands. Only 4 FMCGs listed started in Nigeria.
  • Amidst the heavy job cuts across financial services sector in 2016, a total of 19 financial institutions were considered best places to work. 8 of these being multinationals. In 2015, a total of 17 banks made it to the list of best companies to work for. In 2016, the number of banks on the list dropped to 10; with Skye Bank, UBA, FCMB, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Sterling Bank, Diamond Bank, EcoBank, Mainstreet Bank and Keystone Bank not making the list.
  • Oil & Gas still resilient and the most attractive sector: Despite the decline in oil prices, 13 Oil and Gas companies were listed on the Best 100 Companies to Work For; with 70% being multinational companies and NNPC ranking highest for the local brands.This was an improvement from our last report with only 8 oil and gas organisations making the best 100 cut. The Oil and Gas sector also emerged as the industry with the highest-paid median. It recorded the best compensation and benefits with NGN500,000 as monthly salary for entry-level employees.
  • No educational institution in Nigeria made it to the list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. This draws attention to the 2017 budget proposal, where only 6 percent (N448.01 billion) of the N7.30 trillion budget was allocated to education. This figure is a far cry from the UNESCO standard of 26%.
  • In the ICT sector, 13 organisations were listed with over 62% of these companies being multinational and 6 of them founded in Nigeria. 5 internet companies: Konga, Jumia, Iroko Partners, Uber and Andela are internationally funded companies that have attracted an excess of US$500 million. Among the 7 Telecommunication brands that made the list of Best 100 Companies to Work For, 85.7% of them were multinational organisations including locally founded establishments. Interestingly, only 2 out of the 7 companies were founded in Nigeria. These were Nigerian Communications Commission and Glo.
  • In the industrial sector, 4 organisations were considered the best place to work. All of which are multinationals. 2 of these companies started in Nigeria. 3 out of 4 of the listed companies are pursuing cement manufacturing as a major line of business.


  1. General Electric
  2. Airtel
  3. Ericsson
  4. Google
  5. Shell
  6. Guaranty Trust bank
  7. First Bank
  8. Andela
  9. Union Bank of Nigeria
  10. Konga
  11. Nestle Nigeria PLC
  12. Integrated Corporate Services Limited (ICSL)
  13. Cool FM Lagos
  14. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)4
  15. Leadway Pensure PFA Limited
  16. Chevron
  17. KPMG
  18. Nigerian Bottling company Limited
  19. UAC PLC
  20. Courteville Business Solutions PLC
  21. Exxon Mobil PLC
  22. Nigerian Port Authority (NPA)
  23. Nigerian Breweries PLC
  24. Institute of Human Virology Nigeria
  25. Central Bank of Nigeria
  26. AXA  Mansard Insurance PLC
  27. Access Bank PLC
  28. Lafarge Cement WAPCO PLC
  29. Public and Private Development Centre Limited (PPDC)
  30. Nigeria LNG Limited
  31. Dangote Group
  32. Aluko & Oyebode
  33. Insight Communications Limited
  34. Honeywell Flour Mills PLC
  35. MediaReach OMD Limited
  36. Total PLC
  37. IBM
  38. SystemSpecs Limited
  39. Seplat Petroleum Development Company PLC
  40. Interswitch
  41. CHI Limited – TGI Group
  42. Cummins West Africa Limited
  43. BUA Group
  44. APIN Public Health Initiatives
  45. Reckitt Benckiser
  46. Guinness PLC
  47. UNFPA
  48. MTN
  49. Huawei
  50. Maersk
  51. Accion Microfinance Bank
  52. Wema Bank PLC
  53. Zenith Bank PLC
  54. British Tobacco Company
  55. United Nations (UN)
  56. Procter & Gamble
  57. Levant Construction Limited
  58. Microsoft
  59. Unilever PLC
  60. World Bank
  61. Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
  62. British Airways
  63. Seamfix Nigeria Limited
  64. Aggreko Project International
  65. Jumia
  66. DHL Express
  67. World Health Organisation (WHO)
  68. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  69. Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)
  70. Etisalat
  71. Mastercard
  72. ECOWAS
  73. iROKO Partners
  74. Fidelity bank PLC
  75. Agip Oil Company Limited
  76. Lagos TV (LTV)
  77. Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC)
  78. Sahara Group
  79. US Embassy
  80. AIICO Insurance PLC
  81. IHS Nigeria Limited
  82. Deloitte
  83. Schlumberger Nigeria
  84. Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
  85. Globacom
  86. Africa Finance Corporation
  87. Nigerdock Nigeria PLC
  88. Accenture
  89. Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)
  90. Standard Chartered Bank
  91. FHI 360
  92. Flour Mills of Nigeria PLC
  93. Federal Civil Service Commission
  94. Uber
  95. African Development Bank
  96. Sanofi Pharmaceutical company
  97. Addax Petroleum
  98. Nepal Oil and Gas Services Ltd2
  99. Cadbury PLC
  100. APM Terminals


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