In order to provide a comprehensive rating of employee satisfaction and commitment across employers in the country, Nigeria’s top employment website, is here again with the 2017 survey for the “Best 100 companies to work for in Nigeria.”

As unemployment continues to rise owing to over four million graduates flooding the Nigerian labor market annually, job seekers and employees alike are taking extra caution to identify companies that will most benefit them in their careers. These companies guarantee job security, competitive remuneration with attractive incentives, a suitable working and learning environment, prestige and opportunities for ascension along their career ladders.

In the last edition, a lot of companies that were on the 2015 list did not emerge as one of the top companies but instead, new companies came top.

“The Best 100 initiative started about 4 years ago to reward some of the best companies in Nigeria across all sectors. It puts a lot of premium on companies that have good employee engagement and have some of the best practices for employee retention across Nigeria,” said Ayodeji Adewunmi, CEO of Jobberman.

Below are the 100 companies in Nigeria that made the 2016 list:

  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

Methodology for the 2016 survey

Only responses from employed respondents were considered. All respondents were classified according to Age Bracket, Seniority Level, Monthly Salary and duration at the company. Only seniority level had a weighting and impact in the final results with the senior level carrying the most weighting and entry-level carrying the least. Only companies confirmed to have above 50 employees were considered in the final result of the 2016 edition of the survey.

Respondents were asked to rate their current employer on the following satisfaction metrics, using a 5-point system ranging from Not Satisfied to Very Satisfied:

  • Benefits and Perks
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Company Location
  • Career Growth Prospects
  • Company Management
  • Brand Reputation
  • Office Design
  • Staff Welfare
  • Job Security
  • Monthly Salary
  • Employee Relationship
  • Personality of CEO
  • Gender Equality
  • Organisational Structure

“It is important to bring out their stories and understand what makes these companies unique and special. For instance, it was interesting to see that in 2016, multinationals had better employee engagement strategies than local companies,” Ayodeji Adewunmi said while speaking on the Best 100 Companies to Work For in Nigeria.

The 2017 survey for the best 100 companies to work for in Nigeria is on and looks forward to finding out which new companies will make the 2017 list and those that will lose their current spot. If you are looking for a job, thinking of changing your job or you think your employer should be on the list of best 100 companies to work for in Nigeria, click on this link to take the survey.


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