MTN, 6 banks: LinkedIn Releases 2023 List of 25 Top Companies to Work for in Nigeria

MTN, 6 banks: LinkedIn Releases 2023 List of 25 Top Companies to Work for in Nigeria

  • LinkedIn has published its 2023 ranking of the 25 best companies to work for in Nigeria
  • Notably, the financial services sector was heavily represented on the list, featuring companies such as First Bank and UBA
  • MTN was also on the list, which LinkedIn disclosed was evaluated using eight distinct criteria based on available data on the platform

LinkedIn, a professional networking platform, has unveiled a roster of 25 companies that are the best workplaces in Nigeria for 2023.

In a statement, LinkedIn said the companies recognised were selected for providing a conducive work environment that enables their employees to flourish in their careers.

Best companies to work in NIgeria
Nigeria has over 30 million fully employed Nigerians. Credit: JohnnyGreig
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LinkedIn added that the selection methodology considered several factors, including how employees progress within and after leaving, how they enhance their skills while employed, and other vital indicators identifying companies committed to promoting career advancement.

Part of the statement reads:

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"Companies that have laid off 10% or more of their workforce between Jan.1, 2022, and the list launch, based on public announcements — or that have attrition greater than 10%, based on LinkedIn data — are ineligible to rank."

A breakdown showed the sectors the companies selected operate:

  • Telecommunications - 4
  • Banking and Finance - 6
  • Payment and Digital Commerce Platform - 1
  • Oil and Gas - 4
  • Energy and Power Distribution - 2
  • Tobacco and Nicotine Products - 1
  • Food and Beverage - 1
  • Beverage (Beer and Alcoholic Drinks) - 1
  • Technology and Telecommunications Equipment - 1
  • Logistics - 2
  • FMCG, Agriculture, and Energy - 1
  • E-commerce - 1

Here are the top 25 best places to work in Nigeria in 2023:

  • EY (Ernst & Young) - Professional services (Audit, Tax, Advising, and Transaction services)
  • MTN - Telecommunications
  • Sterling Bank Plc - Banking and finance
  • Interswitch Group - Payment and digital commerce platform
  • First Bank of Nigeria - Banking and finance
  • Standard Chartered Bank - Banking and finance
  • NNPC Limited - Oil and gas
  • Eko Electricity Distribution - Energy and power distribution
  • British American Tobacco (BAT) - Tobacco and nicotine products
  • Ikeja Electric - Energy and power distribution
  • Nestlé - Food and beverage
  • ExxonMobil - Oil and gas
  • AB InBev - Beverage (Beer and alcoholic drinks)
  • UBA Group - Banking and finance
  • IHS Towers - Telecommunications infrastructure
  • SLB - Oil and gas technology and services
  • Halliburton - Oil and gas technology and services
  • Shell - Oil and gas
  • TotalEnergies - Energy (Oil, natural gas, biofuels, and electricity)
  • Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group - FMCG (Fast-moving consumer goods), agriculture, and energy
  • Konga Group - E-commerce
  • Huawei - Technology and telecommunications equipment.
  • Wema Bank- Banking and finance
  • Deutsche Post DHL Group- Logistic
  • 9mobile - Telecommunications

Reactions from companies

When contacted by on what made them stand out, Interswitch Group stated in a statement provided:

“ Interswitch Group has consistently made the list. This year we moved up 7 places from 11th on the list, to 4th, year-on-year.
“ It is a worthwhile juncture to reiterate that at Interswitch, we recognise that the people are one of our most essential assets. Our workplace celebrates teamwork, collaboration, inclusion and innovation.
“We are therefore proud to be recognised once again for our efforts in developing an exceptional workplace”

Also speaking Abimbola Osibodu, an ex-recruitment specialist at McKinsey & Coone explains that companies excel when employees see a clear route to professional advancement.

“ A company's culture is important and this is reflected on productivity and how a company is perceived by the outside world”

NNPC, NMDPRA speak on staff recruitment exercise reports, warn Nigerians

Meanwhile, in another report, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said reports that it is recruiting are fake and should be ignored by Nigerians.

The national oil company revealed that any recruitment would be announced through the proper channels.

Similarly, the NMDPRA has warned Nigerians that there is no ongoing recruitment, as reported.


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