% of MBAs who want to work there*: 19.34%
Headquarters: New York, NY
Hiring plans: "Even in the current economic context - we remain committed to attracting top talent to the firm and continue to recruit purposefully and strategically," says Yolande Daeninck, a company spokeswoman.
What they're looking for: The consulting firm aspires to "hire top talent from a diverse set of backgrounds around the world," Daeninck says.
Budding CEOs are in good company at McKinsey. The management consulting firm has produced more chief executives than any other company worldwide and that's partly why it's ranked no. 1 or no. 2 among MBAs' most desirable employers every year since 1996.
"For more than 80 years, we have developed our people to become global leaders, by developing leadership skills that are applicable not only at McKinsey but in any sector around the world," Daeninck says.
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Last updated May 27 2009: 10:13 AM ET