Jobberman Best 100 Companies to Work For in Nigeria 2016

Jobberman has reviewed 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.

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


Respondent Categorisation

Only responses from employed respondents were considered, on the premise that employed respondents are better qualified to provide accurate and unbiased views on their current or past organisations.

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. The Business Owner level carried no weighting so as not to make the results biased.

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:

  • Job Security
  • Monthly Salary
  • Career Growth Prospects
  • Company Management
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Staff Welfare
  • Employee Relationship
  • Gender Equality
  • Organisational Structure

The responses here were weighted and used to qualify and rank all 172 nominations for the Top Employers to work for.

Nominations by current and former employees had a higher weighting than those who nominated companies based on hearsay or public perception. The final scores per company were then normalised to take account of companies who have thousands of employees. Only companies confirmed to have more than 50 employees were considered in the final result.

The major work parameters responsible for the satisfaction ratings indicated above were centred primarily on Monthly Salary, Work/Life Balance, Career Growth and Advancement, Welfare Benefits and Job Security in order of importance.

Respondent Overview

A total of 2,013 valid responses were considered in the final analysis.

  • 32.7% female and 67.3% male.
  • 71.9% of the respondents were between the ages of 26 and 40.
  • Seniority parameters were as follows: Entry-Level 32.9%, Middle-Level 46.6%, Senior-Level 17.7% and Business Owners 2.8%.
  • 51% of respondents earn under NGN100,000 (US$200) monthly, 23% of respondents earn between $200 and $300, 15.9% earn between $300 and $600, 6% earn between $600 and $1000 with only 4.1 % of respondents earning over $1000 monthly.
    (The exchange rate as at 31st January 2017 of US$1: NGN500 has been used.)
  • About 56% of respondents have been working for their current organisations for up to 2 years. 28% of them have been with their current employer for between 2 and 5 years while 9% had been with their current employer for over 7 years.

The majority of survey respondents indicated being fairly satisfied with their current employment while 21.9% expressed dissatisfaction overall. Only 6% of the respondents indicated they were very satisfied overall while 21.2% were just satisfied.

According to the survey, only 13.8% of respondents were highly satisfied with their jobs. This did not come as a surprise judging from the fact that only 10.6% of respondents enjoy a very satisfactory work-life balance. Another source of the dissatisfaction expressed by respondents was credited to only 5.4% of them being satisfied with their monthly salary. The frustration experienced by employees can also be attributed to poor career growth prospects, where only 17.8% of respondents were satisfied. To highlight the dissatisfaction even further, only 15.1% considered their employer’s organisational culture to be excellent. One highlight that also raised great concerns was staff welfare where only 8.7% of the respondents considered their company’s staff welfare excellent.

These figures clearly reveal a need for companies to improve on job satisfaction for their employees with a focus on better salaries, improved staff welfare packages, a more robust work-life balance, a stronger organisational culture and enhanced career growth prospects for employees.

Here are the Jobberman Top 100 Companies to Work for the Year 2016:

  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)
  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 Ltd
  99. Cadbury PLC
  100. APM Terminals
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