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MBAs' favorite jobs (Hint: They're not always on Wall Street)

Job seekers, right, speak with recruiters at the San Jose Career Fair in San Jose, California.
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Job seekers, right, speak with recruiters at the San Jose Career Fair in San Jose, California.

PepsiCo is the top-rated company for job satisfaction among students of MBA programs, according to Poets & Quants, a blog that caters to business school applicants.

To be sure, it's a small sample size, with only 10 respondents vouching for Pepsi, Poets & Quants reports. Still, with a score of 8.7, Pepsi beat out Microsoft and Apple among the total pool of 1,500 current and recently graduated MBAs working full-time or interning at 32 companies. Other top performers included ZS Associates, Barclays, 3M, Credit Suisse, Facebook, PwC Advisory and Fidelity Investments.

Interns from Pepsi and Apple told Poets & Quants that they had experiences and access that wasn't typical for interns, making them feel like valued members of the team. Indeed, factors like intimate environments and healthy work-life balance tended to have a strong correlation with the ratings, according to Poets & Quants data, supplied by TransparentMBA, a Glassdoor for MBAs.

Poets & Quants certainly isn't alone in spotting trends among high-skilled workers. For instance, professional staffing agency Robert Half found that healthcare and time off are the most important in determining job satisfaction.

For more on Poets & Quants report, see the full article here.