Some months ago the Great Place to Work (GPTW) Institute published a list of ten best places to work in Nigeria from a list of 229 companies across Nigeria.
The List included banks like Fidelity Bank and Access Bank Plc. Strange enough there was only Total Nigeria Plc from the oil and gas sector despite the usual popularity of job vacancies by oil companies. One would have thought oil companies and telecommunication companies will take precedence when it comes to choosing the best companies to work for.
Considering the Great Place to Work Institute’s list we have further expanded the list of best places to work to include a few other companies based on our social media survey of our readers and fans.
Thus we announce a broader list of best corporate organisations to work in. The new entrants were nominated for various positives ranging from good pay to health insurance and advancement of loans to workers for various needs and comfortable working hours etc.
Thus Ngcareers’ list of 15 Best Companies to Work in Nigeria for 2012
1. Diageo (Guinness Nigeria Plc)
Gunniess Nigeria plc was incorporated in April of 1950 as a trading company importing Gunniess Stout from Dublin. Today the company has transformed itself into a manufacturing operation and currently operates four breweries in Nigeria. Its diverse product line includes the foreign extra stout, Harp lager, Malta Guinness and Saltzenbrau.
2. First Bank of Nigeria Plc
First Bank of Nigeria PLC is a Nigeria-based bank that offers a range of financial services. The Bank is divided into three business segments: corporate banking, personal banking and e-banking services. Its products are targeted at corporate and individuals customers. The Bank operates through several subsidiaries, providing a range of banking services, including corporate banking, capital market operations, funds management, insurance brokerage, trusteeship, registrarship and pension custodianship.
3. Guaranty Trust Assurance Plc
Guaranty Trust Assurance was incorporated on 23rd June 1989 as a private limited liability company called “Heritage Assurance Limited” and issued with a composite insurance license by the National Insurance Commission in March 2004. The Company’s name was changed to Guaranty Trust Assurance Limited in September 2004 following the acquisition of a majority share holding by Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, and changed again to Guaranty Trust Assurance Plc in March 2006 following the increase in number
Accenture in Nigeria service groups are supported by their counterparts- a vast talent cutting across all industries- with more than 244,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries who are able to uniquely pair strategic acumen and strong execution capabilities to help clients identify new opportunities, drive process improvements and achieve high performance in their businesses and governments.
5. Fidelity Bank Plc
Fidelity Bank plc is a Nigeria-based company. The Bank offering includes personal, private and corporate banking services, as well as diaspora banking. It also supports small and medium and large scale agriculture establishments within the Fidelity Agri-Nigeria Project. From January 1, 2006, the Bank merged its assets, liabilities and undertakings, including real and intellectual property rights with that of FSB International Bank Plc and Manny Bank Plc.
6. Lagos Business School
The Lagos Business School (LBS) started in 1991 as a small institution called the Centre for Professional Communications (CPC) and offered management courses relevant to the Nigerian business environment. The school was previously owned by the African Development Foundation (ADF), a Nigerian not-for-profit educational foundation, but is now owned by the Pan-African University Foundation.
7. Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC)
FITC was established in 1981 as a not for profit special purpose professional services organization that is limited by guarantee of its members, who are also members of Nigerian Bankers’ Committee, as comprised of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, all licensed Banks and Discount Houses in Nigeria.
8. Total Nigeria Plc
TOTAL Nigeria PLC is the subsidiary that distributes consumer petroleum products in Nigeria since 50 years now.
9. Access Bank Plc
Access Bank Plc is a full service commercial bank operating through a network of over 80 branches and service outlets located in all major commercial centres and cities across Nigeria. Access Bank Plc was incorporated in 1989 as a private limited liability company with ownership residing with Nigerians and Nigerian institutional investors.
10. Glaxosmith Beecham Plc.
GlaxoSmithKline is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. Headquartered in the UK with major business operations in the US, we employ over 97,000 people in over 100 countries.
11. Dangote Group
The Dangote Group is a diversified conglomerate, headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, with interests across a range of sectors in Africa. Current interests include cement, sugar, flour, salt, pasta, beverages and real estate, with new projects in development in the oil and Natural gas, telecommunications, fertilizer and steel.
12. Nigeria Breweries Plc
Nigerian Breweries Plc, formerly Nigerian Brewery Limited, is a Nigeria-based company. The company is a subsidiary of Heineken N.V. Incorporated in 1946 Nigerian Breweries plc pioneered the brewing of lager beers in Nigeria when it introduced Starlager beer in 1949. Today Nigerian Breweries operates five breweries in Nigeria and has a diverse range of products.
Schlumberger is an E&P oilfield company providing services such as supplying technology, information solutions and integrated project management for oil and gas companies around the world.
14. Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
Guaranty Trust Bank plc is a leading Nigerian bank with a corporate banking bias and strong service culture that has led to consistent year on year growth in the bank’s clientele base and financial indices. From the early 1990s the bank has tirelessly set the pace for other Nigerian financial institutions in terms of service quality, product functionality and excellent customer service.
15. Friesland Foods
Friesland Foods WAMCO Nigeria Plc is an affiliate of Royal Friesland Foods of the Netherlands, one of the largest dairy companies in the world. Incorporated in 1973, the company is located in the Ikeja area of Lagos State, Nigeria. For over thirty years, Friesland Foods WAMCO Nigeria has continued to play a leading role in the production, processing, packaging, marketing and distribution of various dairy products in Nigeria.