Top 100 Best Nigerian Companies to Work for

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Jobberman instituted the Best Places to Work in Nigeria to provide a comprehensive rating of employee satisfaction and commitment across employers in Nigeria.

The 2013 Best Companies to Work rankings include 50 multinationals , 45 majorly Nigerian companies and 12 government agencies.


To find the companies that were the best places to get vacancies, conducted more than 10,000 surveys of employees in Nigeria. Over 5000 companies were submitted by 10,482 respondents (experienced, entry level and exec management). 89% of those who filled the survey were gainfully employed. Only companies with at least 100 full-time permanent employees were considered.

The index was calculated by getting a weighted average of each recipient’s top 5 companies and dream company to work for. Recipients also selected workplace metrics that mattered to them in making these choices – Company Culture, Salary, Non-Salary Benefits, Proximity to Company Location, Prestige/Company Brand, Management Integrity and commitment to staff welfare.

The Top 10 places to work for in Nigeria are:

 1. Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Oil & Gas
 2. Chevron Oil & Gas
 3. Mobil Oil & Gas
 4. NNPC Oil & Gas
 5. MTN Nigeria Telecommunication
 6. Nestle Nigeria FMCG
 7. Federal Government Civil Service Government
 8. Total Oil & Gas
 9. Dangote FMCG
 10. Nigeria Breweries FMCG


Distribution of the Best 100 Companies to Work for by Industry

Oil & Gas 19
Banking 11
Government 9
Technology 6
Media 5
Telecommunication 4
Consulting 4
Non-Profit 4
Construction 3
Hospitality 3
Conglomerate 2
Pharmaceuticals 2
International Organization 2
Energy 1
Aviation 1
Agriculture 1
Government 1
Insurance 1
Logistics 1
Advertising 1
Financial Services 1


Full List of the Top 100 Companies to work in Below

  INDUSTRY Multinationals Indicated
1.       Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Oil & Gas Multinational
2.       Chevron Oil & Gas Multinational
3.       Mobil Oil & Gas Multinational
4.       NNPC Oil & Gas  
5.       MTN Telecommunication Multinational
6.       Nestlé Nigeria FMCG Multinational
7.       Nigerian Civil Service Government  
8.       Total Oil & Gas Multinational
9.       Dangote FMCG  
10.    Nigeria Breweries FMCG  
11.    Glo Telecommunication  
12.    GTB Banking  
13.    CBN Banking  
14.    NLNG Oil & Gas  
15.    Unilever FMCG Multinational
16.    Guinness FMCG Multinational
17.    Etisalat Nigeria Telecommunication Multinational
18.    First Bank of Nigeria Banking  
19.    Julius Berger Construction Multinational
20.    Cadbury FMCG Multinational
21.    Eni (Saipem) formerly AGIP Oil & Gas Multinational
22.    CocaCola FMCG Multinational
23.    P&G FMCG Multinational
24.    PZ FMCG Multinational
25.    Oando Oil & Gas  
26.    GE Conglomerate Multinational
27.    Zenith Bank Banking  
28.    KPMG Consulting Multinational
29.    GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceticals Multinational
30.    Friesland Foods WAMCO FMCG Multinational
31.    British American Tobacco FMCG Multinational
32.    Flour Mills FMCG  
33.    Schlumberger Oil & Gas Multinational
34.    Diamond Bank Banking  
35.    United Nations International Organization Multinational
36.    Baker Hughes Oil & Gas Multinational
37.    Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC) Consulting Multinational
38.    PHCN Energy  
39.    Nigeria Immigration Service Government  
40.    UBA Banking  
41.    7up Bottling Company FMCG Multinational
42.    Lafarge Cement Construction Multinational
43.    NAFDAC Government  
44.    Honeywell Flour Mills FMCG  
45.    UAC FMCG Multinational
46.    Arik Air Aviation  
47.    EKO Hotel Hospitality  
48.    Halliburton Energy Oil & Gas Multinational
49.    Airtel Nigeria Telecommunication Multinational
50.    IITA Agriculture  
51.    Accenture Consulting Multinational
52.    Sahara Energy Oil & Gas  
53.    Chi Farms FMCG  
54.    Stanbic IBTC Banking Multinational
55.    NCC (Nigeria Communications Commission) Government  
56.    FIRS Government  
57.    Independent National Electoral Commission Government  
58.    Fidelity Bank Banking  
59.    UNICEF Non-Profit Multinational
60.    Addax Oil & Gas Multinational
61.    Standard Chartered Bank Banking Multinational
62.    Africa Independent Television Media  
63.    Conoil Oil & Gas  
64.    ARM Financial Services  
65.    Silverbird Media  
66.    FAAN Government  
67.    WHO Non-Profit Multinational
68.    Google Technology Multinational
69.    NiMASA Government  
70.    Cool FM Media  
71.    FHI Non-Profit Multinational
72.    Setraco Construction  
73.    Ecobank Banking Multinational
74.    May and Baker FMCG Multinational
75.    Texaco Oil Oil & Gas Multinational
76.    Ericsson Nigeria Technology Multinational
77.    INTEL Technology Multinational
78.    Sheraton Hotels Hospitality Multinational
79.    Seplat Petroleum Oil & Gas  
80.    Interswitch Technology  
81.    Lagos State Government Government  
82.    Leadway Insurance Insurance  
83.    DHL Logistics Multinational
84.    USAID Non-Profit Multinational
85.    IBM Technology Multinational
86.    Intercontinental Hotels Hospitality  
87.    Channels Televisions media  
88.    Multichoice (DSTV) Media Multinational
89.    Orange Drugs Pharmaceuticals  
90.    MAERSK GROUP Conglomerate Multinational
91.    Access Bank Banking  
92.    NestOil Group Oil & Gas  
93.    Akintola Williams Delloitte Consulting  
94.    ECOWAS International Organization Multinational
95.    MainOne Cable Technology  
96.    Nigeria Customs Government  
97.    APCON Advertising  
98.    Insight Communications Advertising  
99.    Transcorp Conglomerate  
100.  Mantrac Construction Multinational
100.  FCMB Banking  
100.  Consolidated Breweries Plc FMCG  
100.  Fan Milk FMCG  
100.  Corporate Affair Commission (CAC) Government  
100.  SON (Standards Organization of Nigeria) Government  
100.  NDIC (Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation) Government  

Varied insights have been drawn by analysts as to these data. It was very clear on what most employees considered important in selecting what they would call their “dream” company. Salary (Remuneration) was the most important metric employees considered in rating companies, thus resulting in the oil and gas sectors topping the chart of best companies to work for. From the survey results, there is clearly hope for indigenous companies in the next few decades as they continue to grow and dominate the economic landscape amidst existence of established multinationals doing business in Nigeria.

Nathan Jeffery


  1. With men like still around than Nigeria is great.I am looking for a place I can do my I.T as a graphic student and get pay.

  2. Am a crane operator and really need a job in respect to my skill,I have 10 years experience,thank u very seriously


  4. I will need an email address where I can forward my request directly to someone or the company’s portal cause I urgently need a mentoring on entrepreneurship. I have venture into some businesses in the past that started well and ended up badly. I come up with ideas that are great at the beginning and at some point I loss the vigour to continue and I park up. I will really need your assistant. Thanks. Please contact me

  5. Gooday Sir, I am a graduate of Political Science this year, we will be going for service this November, please I was wondering if you can help me get a good place where I can serve and if possible retained.please I wish to communicate with you this is my number 08034800914. Thanks as I look forward to hearing from you.

  6. Am inya Emmanuel have (HND)in Quantity surveying, HSE1&2,and Diploma in project management…I need job at any level

    • Hello Adeyinka,
      Thanks for going through the list. Please bear in mind that these companies listed here were based on the responses of respondents of the survey, which produced this outcome. You are however, free to agree or diagree with the list. Perhaps, you would like to be a part of our next edition of the Top 100 Best Nigerian Companies to Work For. Thanks for baring your mind on the report.

  7. As expected, in a country where the standard of living of majority is low, amount of renumeration ranks highest in the respondents’ choice of best places to work in.
    When the structure of the economy improves I expect that non-monetary components will have a higher rating from respondents than they currently do.

    • Hello Olusola,
      Thanks for the comment and more importantly, you have raised very salient points. Remuneration and career ambitions are isolated and placed on the same pedestal for majority. Perhaps, when Nigerians begin to understand how an ideal organisation is expected to function, they would understand and appreciate non-monetary components much more. We believe exposure and experience has a huge role to play in this. Wishing you a pleasant day.

      • Olusola and Samod your comments are valid, It is a pity we are in this mess in Nigeria where there is large gap disparity in employee salaries, Many of the organisations listed here whom are are all multinationals makes more money in Nigeria than any other place in the world and comparably pay less than their international placement. Our lack of basic pay rate in Nigeria has caused this. In Uk for instance, citizens do not have to work for multinationals , the same pay grade applicable in the local firms is at par with the big multinationals, many people I personally know are contented with what they do talented people in this local firms would be able to bring good input and make such firms progress also citizen may be working as a professionals with the council, or even as a bus driver they do not have to cring to the kind of madness in Nigeria where everyone want to work for multinationals because of the paygrade, Imagine a managers salary in many company in Nigeria may be * 10 of the clerks and yet they both work the same hours. The fact is that if Nigerian government could enforce a minimum amount of living hour payment throughout the country for whatever jobs, whether as a cleaner or a gate man this will go along way to change the orientation of people and Nigeria entirely. we can be better if the industry and minimum wage value enough and applicable across industries and sectors.

  8. Goodday sir. My name is Benaya Benjamin i’m into welding and fabrication,can i be link to an organisation where i will perform my duty as a welder,not only that also learn new skills and grow myself to a professional standard.

  9. Dear all

    Please let me know if any openings from Oil & Gas companies and expecting those offers shortly and I am Civil Engineer (Indian) working in Lagos since 2013.
    Email :
    thanks in advance

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