Top 20 Best Companies To Work For In Kenya in 2018

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Keep your job search right on track and concentrate on what you want rather than settling.

Here is a list of the best companies in Kenya to work for in 2018.

1. Google Kenya

An affiliate of Google Inc. the company offers internet services. It has one of the best cultures and their motto is that everybody’s opinion matters.

If you are tech savvy, you can start a career in Google. But how easy is to land a job in Google? Just like any other company, you have to prove that you are the best, nay, you have to be the best.

2. Safaricom

Safaricom has always been Safaricom – the trend setter in mobile services delivery. They are ultimately the best of the companies that you can work for in 2017.

An accountant for instance, at Safaricom takes home a monthly salary of between 75-90K.

Well, the highlight of it all is that you will feel appreciated. Safaricom is one of the first companies in Kenya to roll out a plan for mothers who are working by setting up an area where they can go to breastfeed.

This means that unlike working for other companies where you have to start stressing about getting a nanny when your maternity leave is over, at Safaricom, you can just take your little one to work with you.

3. East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL)

The true King representing the African spirit makes it to the list of the best companies in Kenya to work for. Despite so many other brewery companies coming up, EABL still remains one of the best employers in Kenya.

And it’s not just about salaries, but the company is known to provide an environment where employees are nurtured to realize their potential.

4. Centum Investment

Under the able leadership of the young and ever innovative James Mworia, Centum, has conquered the known world.

It has invested in almost every sector of the economy, the latest being in the just launched Two Rivers Mall, the biggest mall in Africa. And due to that, employees are a happy lot taking home hefty salaries.

Graduate trainees for instance, at Centum take home a salary of 90-150K. That’s a dream come true for any recent graduate.

5. Unilever Kenya

Unilever makes it to the list of best companies in Kenya to work for in 2017, not just because of the attractive salaries it offers employees but because it’s main focus is on the growth of each and every employee. The company has put in place measures to ensures that employees growth in their various capacities.

In terms of salaries, graduate trainees at Unilever go home with between 90-120K every month.

In 2016, they won the Top Employer Kenya Awards which proves that they are serious about employee empowerment.

6. KenGen

KenGen is the leading electricity generator in Kenya. The company has been ranked as one of the best companies in Kenya to work for this year.

Engineers at KenGen earn a salary of at least 150K month.

It will not only look good on your CV but you can be sure to develop your skills while you work there.

7. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

Have you ever wanted to work for the government? They say government jobs are the most flexible and you are assured of job security. Well, KRA makes it to the list of the best employers in Kenya.

A graduate trainee in KRA takes home at the end of the month a salary of between 70-80K.

This is definitely one of the reasons why you should look out for jobs at KRA and apply once they are advertised.

8. Nation Media Group (NMG)

One of the oldest media companies in Kenya and definitely the best employer so far. The company offers room for growth of its employees and on top of that you get to work in a fast paced environment with an impressive culture.

If you a communications or journalism student, it would help to know that entry level journalists earn between 75-120K at NMG. The catch however is that you have to be good. It’s not all about papers but what you can do.

9. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

One of the multinational companies in Kenyan that offers advisory, tax, assurance and auditing services is among the best employers in Kenya in 2017.

Even though you have to put in extra hours of your life to work, the pay is okay with fresh graduates earning Ksh80-100K per month.

10. British American Tobacco (BAT)

The multinational company with operations in Kenya since pre-colonial time is among the best companies in Kenya to work for in 2017.

Just like most multinationals, the company recruits graduates trainees every year where they make a salary of 100-120Ka month.

They say that developing in your career is all about the work environments and not just the salary. These top best companies in Kenya to work for in 2017 offer not only good salaries but a competitive working environment that allows employees to develop career wise. Maybe now they should make it to your list of the companies you would like to work for.

Career Portals for The respective companies

  1. United Nations: Jobs vacancy website –
  2. KRA: Jobs vacancy website –
  3. Deloitte: Jobs vacancy website –
  4. PWC: Jobs vacancy website –
  5. KPMG: Jobs vacancy website –
  6. OLD MUTUAL: Jobs vacancy website –
  7. KEMRI Wellcome Trust: Jobs vacancy website –
  8. CARE Kenya: Jobs vacancy website –
  9. Kenya Airways: Jobs vacancy website –
  10. Safaricom: Jobs vacancy website –

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