In a report released by Jobberman yesterday, Software development firm Andela was ranked as the number one company to work for in Nigeria. The annual best 100 Companies to work for in Nigeria report published by Jobberman rates companies in the country based on measures such as employee satisfaction, happiness, work-life balance etc. This is the fourth edition, after the rankings were first released in 2014.

Commercial banks UBA, Union Bank and Access Bank were all in the top 10, along with consulting firms like KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, with Dangote group rounding up the top 10. The ranking was based on responses from more than 2000 respondents working in many Nigerian companies and other multinationals based in the country.

Respondents were categorized based on gender and age, experience level, salary level, and job satisfaction.

When asked what makes a good/dream company in Nigeria, respondents mentioned mostly 5 key traits; good welfare and benefits asides from salary, career advancement prospects, job security, good pay package, and learning opportunities.  The top 25 companies, from Andela to law firm Aluko & Oyebode, tick the first 3 boxes; good welfare and benefits asides from salary, career advancement prospects, and job security.

However according to respondents, the qualities that are important to them in the companies they work for are Pride, Culture, Career opportunities, Diversity and inclusion, and the pay package.

For quite sometime, there have been assumptions about the gender parity gap in many Nigerian businesses. Jobberman’s report gives a brief look into what the parity gap could look like.

For instance, the report says that there’s a greater percentage of men in the higher salary bracket than women, while there’s a greater number of women in the lower salary bracket than men. 70 percent of female respondents earn below 150,000 Naira monthly, while 55 percent of male respondents earned below the same amount. 23 percent of male respondents earn more than 300,000 Naira monthly, while just 15 percent of female respondents earn more than the same amount.

Men also occupy more mid and senior level positions than women; 45 percent to 40 percent in mid level positions, 20 percent to 11 percent in senior level positions.

The full report can be found here.

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