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100 Best Companies to Work for in Kenya 2018

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

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



Safaricom has been ranked the best company to work for in Kenya. This is according to the new survey contacted by Brighter Monday, a jobs website. The eport that puts the mobile services provider ahead of United Nations, KenGen, Google and Kenya Revenue Authority. The ranking results from recruitment firm Brighter Monday’s 2018 Best 100 companies to work survey. Other companies in the top ten include Centum Investments, Kenya Power, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Unilever and Coca-Cola. 

In determining the best 100 companies to work for, the survey looked at attributes that matter most to employees which include pride, culture, career growth, diversity, inclusion as well as competitive pay package. Brighter Monday says it used an online survey of its database of more than 800,000 employees and analyzed feedback from current and former employees of the companies listed.

“Respondents were expected to provide information on defining attributes like gender, age and their level of experience. This data was then analyzed and clustered to create the report,” the firm says.

According to the report, men occupy more senior level jobs while women take up more entry-level and mid-level jobs with a higher percentage of males on the higher salary bracket. The level of job satisfaction is low in both male and female employees, but lower in the female employees as they posed a greater flight risk (willing to leave their current place of work) when compared to their male counterparts.

The report further revealed that 60% of the employed earn salaries of less than Ksh50,000 while 21% earn between Ksh50,000 and Sh100,000. Eight per cent earn between Ksh101,000 and Sh105,000 and 6% between Ksh151,000 and Sh250,000. Just 3% of the respondents reported earning Ksh251,000 to Sh400,000, while only 2% said they earned more.

Meanwhile, younger employees have a positive perception of their companies but they are still willing to leave when better opportunities come knocking. Both men and women value the same traits in a company. The top 3 traits being: Good Pay, Job Security, and Proximity to Home.

LIST OF THE TOP 100 COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN KENYA IN ORDER OF RANKING

  1. SAFARICOM
  2. UNITED NATIONS,
  3. KENGEN
  4. GOOGLE
  5. KENYA REVENUE AUTHORITY
  6. CENTUM INVESTMENTS
  7. KENYA POWER
  8. PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS (PWC)
  9. UNILEVER
  10. COCA-COLA
  11. DELOITTE
  12. KENYA PIPELINE COMPANY
  13. KENYA AIRWAYS
  14. KENYA COMMERCIAL BANK (KCB)
  15. KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY (KPA)
  16. KPMG
  17. BAT
  18. MICROSOFT
  19. WORD BANK
  20. NGO
  21. ORACLE
  22. CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA (CBK)
  23. BIDCO
  24. CYTONN
  25. PROCTOR & GAMBLE (P&G)
  26. PENDA HEALTH
  27. TOTAL
  28. ANDELA
  29. GENERAL ELECTRIC
  30. GOVERNMENT OF KENYA
  31. WORLD VISION
  32. GLAXOSMITHKLINE
  33. AMREF
  34. BALLORE
  35. BROOKSIDE
  36. IBM
  37. KENYA REDCROSS
  38. TETRA PARK
  39. UNEP
  40. KTDA
  41. BRITAM
  42. EQUITY BANK
  43. GENERAL MOTORS
  44. ILRI (INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK RESEARCH INSTITUTE)
  45. KENYA AIRPORTS AUTHORITY (KAA)
  46. TOYOTA
  47. BAMBURI
  48. BRITISH COMMISSION
  49. DAVIS &SHIRTLIFF
  50. DHL
  51. KENYA BREWERIES LTD (KBL)
  52. NHIF
  53. PLAN INTERNATIONAL
  54. UNICEF
  55. EACC (ETHICS & ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION)
  56. NATION MEDIA GROUP (NMG)
  57. BARCLAYS BANK
  58. COMMERCIAL BANK OF AFRICA (CBA)
  59. G4S
  60. ICEA LION
  61. JUBILEE INSURANCE
  62. KEBS
  63. MCKINSEY & COMPANY
  64. MICHELLE COTTS
  65. NESTLE
  66. VIVO ENERGY
  67. ROYAL MEDIA SERVICES
  68. TULLOW
  69. STANBIC BANK
  70. AIRTEL
  71. CO-OPERATIVE BANK
  72. GEOTHERMANL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (GDC)
  73. JOHNSON & JOHNSON
  74. KENYA NATIONAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS (KNBS)
  75. KENYA WINES AGENCY (KWAL)
  76. KIBOS SUGAR
  77. KNIGHT FRANK
  78. MAERSK
  79. MONSANTO
  80. NAIROBI WATER
  81. SPORTPESA
  82. SAMSUNG
  83. SAROVA HOTELS
  84. SERENA HOTELS
  85. TATA
  86. ICRAF
  87. KENYA NATIONAL HOSPITAL
  88. SAVE THE CHILDREN
  89. AAR
  90. BRIGHTER MONDAY
  91. AIG
  92. ALEXANDER FORBES
  93. BAYER
  94. BOMILL
  95. BONFIRE ADVENTURES
  96. CHILD FUND
  97. NAIROBI CITY COUNTY
  98. CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES (CRS)
  99. FAIRMONT
  100. HEINEKEN

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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