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18. Merrill Lynch
Merrill Lynch
% of MBAs who want to work there*: 5.37%
Headquarters: New York, NY
Type of company: Wealth management, capital markets and advisory
Merrill is planning to hire about 160 new MBAs globally this year. The firm focuses on top business schools, like the University of Chicago and Wharton, but accepts applicants from all programs. Associates enjoy perks such as tuition assistance, onsite gym, and commuter savings plans.

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Last updated May 30 2008: 6:52 PM ET
Based on survey respondents who selected as one of their top 5 ideal employers. Methodology