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10 Best Companies to Work for in Kenya 2017

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If you wish to build an impressive resume, you must work for the best companies.

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The best does not only mean the one offering the highest remuneration package since employee welfare largely counts.

Below is a list of best companies you should consider working for in 2017:

1. Google Kenya

Google Kenya is a subsidiary of Google Inc. and it offers internet services.

This is definitely one of the best employers in Kenya as it offers its employees competitive salaries, an enabling environment, and career-related courses.

You are assured of working with cutting-edge technology and skilled people. Many employees have an IT or statistics background making well over Ksh. 250,000 per month.

You do not get this anywhere since some well-paying and prestigious companies milk every joule of energy you got.

2. Safaricom Ltd.

This is the biggest telecommunications firm in Kenya.

Safaricom offers okay packages to its employees and great benefits such as a good working environment, medical cover and maternity leave for women.

The salary is okay too since an accountant makes between Ksh. 75,000 and Ksh. 90,000 per month.

The better news is that this giant firm has a designated breastfeeding area where mothers can breastfeed their babies.

This company bragged the African Employer of Choice Award in 2015.

3. East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL)

This is a giant beer and spirits manufacturer in East Africa. The environment is worker friendly and the salaries are good.

A 2014 survey conducted by Deloitte listed EABL as the best company to work for in Kenya. Graduate trainees make from between Ksh. 100,000 and 120,000 per month.

The company has won two awards related to employee well-being: The Best Company to Work for in Kenya Award in 2012 and the Employer of the Year Awards in 2015.

4. Centum Investment

Centum is a public investment company. This company employs top students from local universities.

Fresh graduates who perform well can get a job as management trainees earning impressive packages.

A fresh graduate can earn between Ksh. 90,000 and 150,000 per month and attractive bonuses which can be in millions of shillings.

Apart from the fat check and bonuses, employee welfare is taken care of as there is room for growth and skill development.

5. Unilever Kenya Ltd.

Unilever is a good employer not just because of the attractive salaries but its focus on employee growth. The company has put in place structures to encourage growth among its employees.

Graduate trainees make between Ksh. 90,000 and Ksh. 120,000 per month.

It won the Top Employers Kenya Award 2016 and this is proof that it focuses on creating an exceptional work environment and nurturing talent at all levels of the organization.

6. KenGen

KenGen is the leading electricity generating company in Kenya. The company has been ranked as one of the most attractive employers in Kenya.

Engineers at KenGen make at least Ksh. 150,000 per month.

This company would look good on your resume in addition to giving you a platform to earn good money and develop skills.

7. KRA – Kenya Revenue Authority

KRA is Kenya’s Caesar and a top government employer. Graduate trainees make anywhere between Ksh. 70,000 and Ksh. 80,000 per month.

There is definitely a reason to try and have this employer in your resume.

8. Nation Media Group (NMG)

NMG is one of the leading media corporations in Kenya. The company is one of the best paying media houses and, in addition, employees have ample room for growth.

You also get to work in an environment with an impressive workplace culture and platforms for talent development.

Journalists at entry-level make between Ksh. 75,00 and Ksh. 120,000 per month.

Deloitte named NMG as one of the top five best employers in Kenya 2013.

If you can add NMG to your resume, you can definitely increase your chances of working with giant media companies in the world.

9. PricewaterhouseCoopers Kenya

PwC is a leading firm offering advisory, tax, assurance and auditing services. This company offers numerous job opportunities to fresh graduates.

The packages are definitely A-Okay even though you have to work extra hours. Fresh graduates earn between Ksh. 80,000 and Ksh. 100,000 per month.

The company’s working environment is quite competitive but this is acts as a drive for better growth.

10. British American Tobacco 

BAT manufactures cigarettes. It is a well-paying institution as graduate trainees earn between Ksh. 100,000 and Ksh. 120,000 per month.

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