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Best Paying Companies to Work for in Kenya

Are you a graduate still looking for a job? You definitely want to work for the best companies in Kenya.
And being the best doesn’t necessarily have to do with compensation because, at the end of the day, your satisfaction as an employee matters most. You might earn a good salary and be miserable all your life in a job you loathe.
If you haven’t found a job yet, there are still 5 months to go before the year ends and you should not give up now.
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.

Top Best Paying Companies & Parastatals to Work for in Kenya 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 trendsetter in mobile services delivery in Kenya. They are ultimately the best of the companies that you can work for in 2018.
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 2018, 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 grow 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.

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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.
Source: Career Point Kenya

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11 Comments

  1. Melody Mueni Kakui

    December 25, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Hello,, this has really inspired me and motivated me a lot being a continuing student. Though I have a question: are there job opportunities for students as part time jobs?

  2. stella kipyego

    December 29, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    hi I am a university graduate from Kampala i international university .I graduated in September 2009 as an early childhood and primary education teacher and up to date I haven’t gotten a job.kindly find me job with safaricom,KRA,.

  3. kipkor kibet albert

    December 30, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    I have diploma in human resource management

  4. nixon Mutinda makau

    January 2, 2018 at 7:57 am

    hi, am Kenyan with experience of operating any kind of tea packing machine. am being working with company called GOLD CROWN FOODS LTD (EPz) since 2010.

  5. Eunice Kitonga

    January 14, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Hello have been searching for a part-time job to further my studies. Is there any Vacancy.

  6. chirchir vincent

    January 15, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Hi
    am a continuing student, 5th year ,chemical engineering at the technical university of Kenya.
    I would like to secure an internship opportunity in East African Breweries Limited come September this year
    it has been always my dream to work in the company and am sure, God willing, given the chance I’ll enhance my skills and eventually help the company in achieving it’s target
    Thank you.

  7. Edwin bett

    January 17, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    how will i join kengen.i m a forklift operator

  8. Moses nterito

    January 18, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Kenyan with diploma in criminology any job

  9. isaac kyalo

    January 19, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    do these companies employ university graduates?!

  10. chebet eddy

    January 22, 2018 at 9:46 am

    am a graduate with bachelors in biotechnology.. looking for a Job at Unilever , EABL or BAT .. I will also apprwciate the internship programs if any .. please jelp

  11. Ruth chebet mokoit

    January 28, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    hi..I competed my degree program 2016 in special needs education to date cna kazi.. I wud like to be blessed with ajob

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