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12. Microsoft
% of MBAs who want to work there*: 7.86%
Headquarters: Redmond, WA
Hiring plans: The software giant has positions for MBAs in marketing, finance, corporate strategy, development, sales and supply chain.
What they're looking for: Impressive candidates demonstrate "a passion for technology," " desire to make an impact" and "the ability to collaborate with the best and brightest in the industry," says Lou Gellos, a Microsoft spokesman.

For Windows fans, Microsoft offers competitive base salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes all the basics, plus flexible spending accounts, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, extensive charitable giving programs, and discounted software. They also enjoy perks like free gym memberships, Starbucks machines in each building, and ball fields and cricket pitches on campus.

NEXT: General Electric
Last updated May 27 2009: 10:13 AM ET
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* Based on survey respondents who selected as one of their top 5 ideal employers. Methodology
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