Kellogg | Mr. Indian Globetrotter
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
Wharton | Mr. Big 4
GMAT 770, GPA 8/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. S.N. Bose Scholar
GMAT 770, GPA 3.84
INSEAD | Mr. Indian In Cambodia
GMAT 730, GPA 3.33
Tuck | Mr. Federal Civilian
GMAT 780, GPA 3.4
Duke Fuqua | Mr. O&G Geoscientist
GRE 327, GPA 2.9
Kenan-Flagler | Ms. Big Pharma
GRE 318, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Indian O&G EPC
GMAT 730, GPA 3.75
Wharton | Ms. Product Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Berkeley Haas | Ms. Jill Of All Trades
GRE 314, GPA 3.36
Berkeley Haas | Ms. Midwest Startup
GRE 328, GPA 3.51
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB
GMAT 740, GPA 3.95
Wharton | Mr. Swing Big
GRE N/A, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Mr. Big Brother
GRE 329, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Low GPA Product Manager
GMAT 780, GPA 3.1
Kenan-Flagler | Ms. Nonprofit Admin
GMAT 620, GPA 3.3
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Top Three
GRE 310, GPA 2.7
Ross | Mr. NCAA to MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Kellogg | Mr. 770 Dreamer
GMAT 770, GPA 8.77/10
Tepper | Mr. Tech Strategist
GRE 313, GPA 3.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD To MBA
GRE 326, GPA 3.01
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Musician To Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 1.6
Harvard | Mr. Bangladeshi Analyst
GMAT 690, GPA 3.31
MIT Sloan | Mr. Generic Nerd
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
Darden | Mr. Military Vet
GMAT 680, GPA 3.5
Duke Fuqua | Ms. ELS
GRE 318, GPA 3.8
Wharton | Mr. Investment Banking
GMAT 750, GPA 3.1

These Companies Hired Almost All Of Wharton’s 867 MBAs This Year

An MBA graduate in Wharton’s Class of 2019. Courtesy of Wharton’s Instagram feed

Which companies are the mainstays of the MBA recruiting market these days?

A look at the 60 or so companies who hired virtually all of Wharton‘s 867 graduating MBAs this year pretty much tells the story of the class that saw record starting salaries (see Big Jump In Median Pay For Wharton Class of 2019).

You’ll recognize most of the names. You obviously have the big players in finance and consulting: BankofAmerica Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Morgan Stanley along with McKinsey, Bain and the Boston Consulting Group. And, of course, you have the big tech companies, including Google, Facebook, and Microsoft.

THE COMPANIES HIRING WHARTON MBAS

Unlike many schools with more transparent employment reports, Wharton no longer reveals its top employers. But it does publish a list of companies that have hired two or more Wharton MBA graduates this year. That list shows a varied group of firms and industries, including a few surprises. Ever hear of Zoox? The company based in Foster City, California, develops technology for self-driving cars and employed at least two Whartonites this year.

How about Flatiron Health? It’s a New York-based oncology-focused electronic health records (EHR) company that was just acquired by global pharmaceutical giant Roche for $1.9 billion. Flatiron also hired a minimum of two members of Wharton’s Class of 2019.

Or Cressley & Co., the Chicago-based private equity firm that has invested and manages more than $2 billion in the healthcare sector. Check the firm off for at least two hires from Wharton this year as well.

SOME 798 OF THE 867 GRADS SOUGHT EMPLOYMENT THIS YEAR

Overall, the list of employers at Wharton covers some 798 members of the 867 graduates in 2019. Some 60 members of the class were not seeking employment, while five returned to their pre-MBA employers. Another 30 were either self-employed or started their own businesses. Some 25 grads were not looking for jobs due to “personal reasons.”

Here’s the entire list of firms that have employed a minimum of two MBAs:

AB BERNSTEIN

ACCENTURE STRATEGY 

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

AMAZON

ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV

BAIN & COMPANY

BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH 

BARCLAYS

BC PARTNERS

BECHTEL ENTERPRISES 

BLACKSTONE GROUP, LP

BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP

BOX

BRIGHT HEALTH

CARGILL, INC.

CELGENE

CITADEL

CITI

CLAYTON DUBILIER & RICE COOLEY, LLP

CREDIT SUISSE

CRESSEY & COMPANY, LP

DAVITA

DELOITTE CONSULTING, LLP

DUPONT

ELECTRONIC ARTS, INC. 

EVERCORE PARTNERS 

FACEBOOK

FIDELITY INVESTMENTS 

FLATIRON HEALTH

GENERAL MILLS, INC. 

GOLDMAN SACHS & COMPANY 

GOOGLE

H.I.G. CAPITAL

IBM

IFC- INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORP.

J.P. MORGAN

JOHNSON & JOHNSON

KIRKLAND & ELLIS, LLP

KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS (KKR) & CO.

L.E.K. CONSULTING 

MCKINSEY & COMPANY 

MICROSOFT

MOELIS & COMPANY 

MORGAN STANLEY 

OLIVER WYMAN

PIMCO

PROCTER & GAMBLE

PRUDENTIAL

PZENA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGY& (PART OF PWC NETWORK) 

TCV

THE KRAFT HEINZ COMPANY 

TISHMAN SPEYER

UBER

VESTAR CAPITAL PARTNERS

WALMART E-COMMERCE

WARBURG PINCUS, LLC

WAYFAIR

WELLS FARGO SECURITIES

WILLIAM BLAIR & COMPANY, LLC 

ZOOX

DON’T MISS: BIG JUMP IN MEDIAN PAY FOR WHARTON CLASS OF 2019 MBAS  

 

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.