I’ve recently entered the workforce, and oh boy was I not prepared. I knew it would be tough, I knew it would be hard, but what I was not prepared for was how much the work environment matters.

I’ve been through a couple of jobs before I landed at ProperGaanda, and I must say, some environments were not the most conducive ones. I’d assumed I would be able to write in any situation. When I got the job I have right now, it started to dawn on me how much my environment effected my work.

ProperGaanda has currently set up offices at CoLabs, the biggest coworking space in Pakistan – no jokes.

And that me thinking, what are the best work environments around? Which companies are the best to work at?

So I decided to do a little research and compiled a list of the best companies to work at in Pakistan. So whether you a recent graduate looking for a job, or just a little curious; you’ve come to the right place. Here are the best companies to work at in Pakistan;

Telenor Pakistan

Telenor new $80 million office in Islamabad doesn’t look too shabby

As one of Pakistan’s biggest telecommunications company, Telenor Pakistan has quite the reputation. In 2017, Telenor was awarded “Best Place to Work in Telecom” by Engage Consulting and PSHRM. The working environment is said to be geared towards energizing their employees.

As a result, flexibility is a major part of their work schedule, allowing their employees to figure out their own workspace.

Unilever Pakistan

Unilever is a consumer goods company, known for their policies that specifically target women empowerment and protection at the workplace, Unilever Pakistan strives to be diverse. For them, an amalgamation of different schools of thought lead to the best result. A job at Unilever Pakistan will provide the best opportunities with great working conditions, to benefits, to a healthy culture that embraces diversity.

Pakistan Tobacco Company

One of the biggest draws for employees for this company is its pay grade. While most companies do pay their employees well, Pakistan Tobacco Company is known for their paychecks. While no actual figure can be found, our research indicates that the starting salary is above the market average. They are known for creating an environment where hard work is literally paid back to you.

 Meezan Bank

In the banking sector, Meezan Bank is considered the best bank to work for in Pakistan. It is considered a solid, stable place for employees with helpful management and good product offering. The first and largest Islamic bank of Pakistan was recognized in 2017 as the best Bank to work for in Pakistan. Also, Pakistan Society for Human Resource Management (PSHRM) announced Meezan bank as Pakistan’s top ten places to work at.

Oil and Gas Development Company Limited

Known for the highly professional environment, Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) employees are known for their strong work ethic and their dedication to the company. Part of what the draw to this company is the brand name and importance of working in energy. This is carried through its workforce ethic, giving their employees a purpose to work towards.

Engro Corporation

In the food sector, Engro Foods is considered the best organization to work for with its amazing employee packages, the deliverance of the best quality of human capital. The working environment in Engro in employee friendly and it promotes creativity. Engro won the Most Preferred Graduate Employer Award by PSHRM and Engage Consulting.

According to a manager at Engro, “The salary packages are very competitive, plus they invest some portion in provident and gratuity funds. Additionally, there’s health insurance coverage for your family. It makes me proud to work for a truly Pakistani company.”