May Day Special: Are these the top 10 Nigerian companies to work with

Samuel Oladipupo Essoodee

The dream of every Nigerian graduate is to work in a befitting organisation with good pay, job security as well as comfortable working environment. However, if you are still searching for a job or looking forward to working with a company that may give you the best of job satisfaction here is a list of such. We know there are respected giants such as Nestle, Cadbury, Nigeria NLNG, not to talk of international institutes like the IITA and British Council.
The companies listed below are anointed based on work factors like:
• Primary Rewards such as Salary and promotion
• Job Security
• Staff Welfare
• Career Growth Prospects
• Company Management
• Employee Relationship
• Organisational Structure
Here are the companies to consider:
1. Exxon Mobil
Exxon Mobil is a multinational firm with its head office in Irving, Texas, US. Amazingly, Exxon Mobil workers in Nigeria earn much more than their contemporaries in other sectors. For a start, an Exxon Mobil employee can earn as much as N1,000,000.

2. Shell SPDC
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies and the largest footprint of all the international oil and gas companies operating in the country. Shell has been active in Nigeria since 1937 with a vision to make a difference through a team of dedicated professionals. Starters at shell are said to earn up to ₦667,000. Also, Shell Nigeria offers its employees exciting and stimulating work environment.
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3. Chevron Nigeria Limited
Chevron is one of the highest-paying oil and gas companies in Nigeria. It is an America multinational firm with its Nigerian headquarters located in Lekki, Lagos. For a start, Chevron staff are paid in the range of ₦750,000. This is in addition to a conducive working environment and lots of opportunities.

Chevron Emblem

4. Total Nigeria PLC
Total is a French multinational company and also the fourth largest oil and gas company in the world. Apart from being one of the most prestigious oil and gas companies in Nigeria, it is also one of the highest paying firms with a salary of about ₦1,000,000 for beginners.

Total Emblem

5. Google
Google is an American multinational technology company that specialises in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google hires people with a broad set of technical skills ready to take on some of technology’s greatest challenges and make an impact.

6. NNPC Nigeria Plc
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is the oil corporation through which the Federal Government of Nigeria regulates and participates in the country’s petroleum industry. NNPC entry Level Employees earn lower than other staff. However, the amount earned is expected to increase with work experience and promotion. The current estimated basic salary earned by workers is between ₦ 190,000 and ₦ 250,000 per month, plus allowances.

NNPC Emblem

7. Nigeria Civil Service
The Federal/State government civil service can be a place to consider for most graduates in Nigeria to work. Although their take-home pay may not be encouraging, they seem to have time to do other things as work is, generally, not as tedious as obtains in private establishment. Corruption is not a virtue, so one cannot be talking in terms of what some other people may consider other possible benefits. More importantly, however, there is a well-structured pension after retirement.

8. Nigerian Breweries Plc
Nigerian Breweries Plc is the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria. It serves the Nigerian market and exports to other parts of West Africa. For a start, Nigerian breweries is said to offer a salary of ₦350,000 to an employee and treats their workers well with allowances and packages.


9. Guinness Nigeria Plc
Guinness Nigeria Plc is the largest beer manufacturing company in the world. Guinness was founded in 1950 in the United Kingdom, and came into Nigeria in 1962, establishing their brewery in Ikeja, Lagos.
The reputation of the company as a brand and as a public limited company is strong in Nigeria and Africa. It pays close to NBL, while there is job security.

10. Access Bank Nigeria Plc
Access Bank is one of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions. It has over 10,000 employees. Access Bank, emphasises a workplace in which every employee feels empowered to contribute, make an impact, and have the opportunity to develop exceptional skills.


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