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14. Morgan Stanley
14.  Morgan Stanley
% of MBAs who want to work there: 6.72%

Headquarters: New York, N.Y.

Hiring plans: About 80% of the MBAs that Morgan Stanley hires for full-time positions are plucked from its 10-week summer internship program; most are graduates of Wharton, Harvard, Columbia, Stern, Stanford and Booth.

What they're looking for: Morgan Stanley seeks candidates who have demonstrated strong teamwork skills, said recruiting chief Keisha Smith. Specifically, applicants are asked to discuss their approach to working in groups during the interview process, according to Smith, since those skills are the key to success at Morgan Stanley.

Entry level MBAs get to work on major transactions with senior staffers, and they also have a shot at competing in the company's annual strategy challenge, which is judged by Morgan Stanley's top management. Employees must be nominated for the program and submit a written application; if accepted, they'll spend 5-10 hours a week for two months advising non-profit organizations like Teach for America, the Harlem Education Activities fund, and the Wildlife Conservation Society on a pro bono basis.

NEXT: 15. Microsoft

Last updated June 03 2010: 11:33 AM ET
Source: Source: Universum

* Based on survey respondents who selected as one of their top 5 ideal employers. Methodology

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