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The 2019 best 100 companies to work for in Nigeria have been unveiled by Jobberman. As expected, the list is dominated by many of the biggest and most valuable companies in the country. These companies also cut across different sectors of the economy.

Note that over 60, 000 companies were surveyed to arrive at the top one hundred. The research was conducted based on feedback from respondents drawn from major cities such as Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and others.

The pervading theme of the research is employee satisfaction and happiness. Jobberman also highlighted the key parameters of the respondents in the survey thus:

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  • Gender: 64% male and 36% female
  • Age Group: Majority of the respondents (60%) were aged between 25-35
  • Location: 62% of respondents are based in Lagos, 8% are based in Abuja, 6% in Port Harcourt, and the remaining 24% in other parts of the country.
  • Highest education level: Majority of the respondents (62% of them) have bachelor’s degree
  • Job Level: Majority of the respondents (41%) are mid-career professionals
  • Employment status: Of course, majority of the respondents are employed; 74% of them
  • Top 5 industries that many of the respondents work in include: technology, banking and finance, education & training, manufacturing, internet & communications
  • Top 5 job roles of the respondents include: IT & software, accounting, auditing & finance, administrative, sales, customer service
  • Salary Bracket: 39% of the respondents earn between N50, 000 to N150, 000

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At the end of the survey, about 3,148 valid responses were used in the final analysis to arrive at the top one hundred best companies to work for in Nigeria. The names of the companies are listed below in order of ranking, with one being the best.

  • Shell
  • Chevron
  • Dangote
  • NNPC
  • Nestle
  • ExxonMobile
  • MTN
  • Total
  • Andela
  • KPMG
  • Nigerian Breweries

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  • PwC
  • Guaranty Trust Bank
  • Unilever
  • Google
  • Glo
  • Nigerian Bottling Company
  • Guinness
  • Deloitte
  • British American Tobacco
  • First Bank of Nigeria
  • NLNG
  • Central Bank of Nigeria
  • Zenith Bank
  • Access Bank
  • Julius Berger
  • Paystack
  • Microsoft
  • PZ Cussons
  • Procter & Gamble
  • General Electric

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  • United Nations
  • Airtel
  • National Broadcasting Commission
  • Flour Mills of Nigeria
  • Cadbury
  • Interswitch
  • Jumia
  • Oando
  • United Bank for Africa
  • Schlumberger
  • Federal Inland Revenue Service
  • Agip
  • FrieslandCampina Wamco Nigeria
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank

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  • GlaxoSmitheKline Nigeria
  • Ernest and Young
  • Sahara Energy
  • Seplat

To see the rest of the companies, download the full report here.


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