The state of the economy in Nigeria has been unbearable. Nevertheless, businesses and companies that harness her human value capital, employ dynamic strategies and reward staffs for hard work still thrive in spite of all odds. Those are the kind of companies to work for. Below is a list of some of these companies in Nigeria.
1. Google Nigeria: An extension of Google search engine with headquarters in California, USA. Google Nigeria aims to make the internet accessible to everyone through walking with companies, small and medium scale businesses as well as the government. The company offers numerous training opportunities to staffs while simultaneously stirring innovation by their artistic working environment.
2. Nigerian Civil Service: Talk about Job security and the first company that comes to mind is the Nigerian Civil Service, particularly those in the federal sector. Within it are numerous agencies and ministries. Most famous of these include the Nigerian Emergency Management Association (NEMA) and Nigeria Ports Authorities.
3. Nestle Nigeria: A company that specializes in manufacturing and distributing food. They produce most of Nigerians food and beverages including Milo, Cerelac, Golden Morn, Nescafe etc.
4. Unilever PLC: Produces food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products that are distributed across 190 countries around the world. Unilever own over 400 brands, focusing on 13 with the highest sales such as Lux, Omo, Rexona, Sunsilk etc. Employees at Unilever PLC often get opportunities to travel to different countries, meet new people and promote the brand.
5. Nigerian Breweries: The first and largest brewing company in Nigeria owned by the federal government. Over 3,000 people work at this company. It is reputed for prompt payment of staffs and other additional benefits for spouse and children such as free health care, scholarship opportunities etc.
6. Airtel: Jobberman listed Airtel as the second in a list of 100 companies to work for in 2016. Airtel Nigeria has to be an innovative telecommunication network in Nigeria since it opened for business in august 2001. The group has invested in capital expenditure investments towards making the quality of service offered better.
7. MTN Nigeria: A branch of MTN Group and it is a leading telecommunication network in Africa. MTN provides services to 223 cities and towns, 10,000 villages and communities, serving about 60 million people. MTN has actively engaged in the discovery and empowerment of African talents. Project Fame talent show is typical of these efforts.
8. Dangote Group of Company: Engages in the productions, importation, and distribution of a broad range of products including cements, poly products, sugar, flour and semolina, paste, real estate etc. It has grown to become a multi-billion Naira company and with prospects for expansion. The group has a workforce of about 26,000 people through the operation of its large scale manufacturing plants in Nigeria. The company is set to soon become the biggest employer of labour in Nigeria, even more than the federal government.
9. Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria: This is allegedly the highest paying company in Nigeria. Entry level salary for staffs in Shell range from N1 million to N6 million, depending on the skills and job type. For fresh graduates employed in Shell, intensive training is conducted to acquaint them with the basic skills they require. Frequently, employers at Shell engage in webcasts and discussion forums to get feedback on work conditions and a possible line of improvement.
10. Channels TV: With over 20 million viewers and 394 staffs, channels TV has won the best TV station of the year award for more than a decade. Channel has produced programs and footage of events which have been used by multinational stations like BBC and CNN. Staffs at Channels TV enjoy sponsored training both within and outside the country.
11. Konga Online Shopping Ltd.: Since inception in 2012, Konga has grown to become is Nigeria’s number 1 online retailer marketplace, worth over $100 million with more than 1.000 employees. Employees at Konga applaud the open-door policy maintained by the company which makes for a motivated creativity workforce, plus staffs’ welfare is a priority.