% of MBAs who put in their top 5 most desirable workplaces: 13.95%
Headquarters: New York, NY
Locations: New York, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other financial centers around the world
Type of company: A global investment banking, securities and investment management firm
Number of employees: More than 26,000
Hiring plans: This year, Goldman Sachs plans to hire about 300 B-school graduates into their 2008 full-time associate program, and about 250 MBA candidates (between their first and second years of business school) for summer internships. Goldman Sachs considers its incoming associate class to be a key pipeline for leadership positions at the firm. They also look to convert many of their summer associates into the full-time program upon graduation.