How to make the most of working with Nigerian Startups

I came across Oo Nwoye’s The Nigerian Startup Internship Brouhaha where I found UPNEPA’s Nigerian startup employees survey and responses. As I just completed my edX course on Introduction to Data Analysis using Excel! my hands have been itching to do some practice! Below are some of the insights on I could garner.

  1. Playing 2 and less roles puts more money in your pocket: Workers at E-commerce and the Product/Programming/Software development industry’s pay the most for when people play 2 or less roles
Playing 2 and less roles put more money in your pocket

Advice to job seekers: When you see a long varied list of responsibilities know you’d be paid less :P

2. Working in operations and marketing puts less money in your pocket: Workers at job and media companies in operation and marketing departments seem to earn the less

Workers in operations earn the least especially at Jobs and Media Companies

Advice to job seekers: If your specialty is in operations you’d earn more in the Product/Programming/Software development department, for specialty in marketing the E-commerce industry pays better

3. Doing intermediate or advanced work put less money in your pocket: Workers in the E-commerce and Media industry earn less if they do intermediate or advanced work.

Doing intermediate or advanced work put less money in your pocket:

Advice to job seekers: generally doing intermediate work at a Nigerian startup pays the most.

4. People who don’t think they were paid well actually don’t know what others in similar roles are paid: This is enough to discredit the whole survey cause if you don’t know the industry standard how do you judge how well you were paid? lol. You can also garner that people in the Media, E-commerce and Jobs industry really don’t know the industry’s pay level

People who don’t think they were paid well actually don’t know what others in similar roles are paid

Advice to job seekers: Discuss cleverly with industry leaders to know how much can be earned at your skill level so you don’t get expectations too high and no one shortchanges you too :D

5. People who think they earn less vehemently refuse to stay even if offered more money: The Media, E-commerce and Job’s industry tops this category

People who think they earn less vehemently refuse to stay even if offered more money

I ran the analysis again against “Do you think the Startup founder had a full grasp of the Industry the company is in?” and there’s a strong correlation between founders not having full grasp of their industry and if people would stay if offered more money. Personally I think this is a good sign of a motivated and driven workforce.

A no no for founders who don’t know their industry and if people will work with them for more money.

Advice to job seekers: Do you’re research on the founders of a company before jumping boat into their boats.

There’re many more correlations that could be done but I have to stop at this 5 for now. I’d most likely continue either on request or the number of views gotten :p The original data set can be found here and my analysis here (I had to use excel cause using slicers on Google Sheets is not straight forward :()

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