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Vinson & Elkins Interview Questions

Updated Dec 20, 2016
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Solid interview process and summer associate program. Initial interview process occurs over one day with three sessions and multiple interviewers. One of the interviews is over lunch. Great follow-up contacts from human resources and firm attorneys in order to answer any questions you may have. Recommended to keep at least one attorney's contact information in order for follow-up questions about the firm.

    Interview Questions

    • General set of interview questions for summer associates, including interest in particular firm and city.   1 Answer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Vinson & Elkins (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    Met with various partners and associates in different practice groups. Interviews were with each individual alone in their office. In total, interviewed with 5 different attorneys and then went out to a lunch with 2 others. Fairly standard law firm interview questions with a few substantive questions mixed in.

    Interview Questions

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    Project Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Vinson & Elkins (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Brief phone interview, in-office interview with upper staff and online typing test, second in-office interview with attorneys. There were several steps to the interview process, but it was at no point overwhelming or difficult. Everyone I met with was very friendly and warm, and gave their honest opinions of the company and the position. It was about 2 weeks of turnaround, and there were several other applicants.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic interview questions, what is your work ethic, do you prefer working in a team or on your own, what positive traits would you bring to the position, etc.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate salary, the starting offer was very good.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I obtained my first interview through my law school's on campus interview program. I then had additional call-back interviews in the Houston office.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview was fairly straight-forward, and similar to the interviews I did with other firms.   Answer Question
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    Legal Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Vinson & Elkins.

    Interview

    It went very well. Conversation was not one sided. Felt very comfortable

    Interview Questions

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    User Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Vinson & Elkins (Austin, TX) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Great place to work, very nice and great people to work with

    Interview Questions

    • crunch time to get projects done, setting up for trial can be frustrating   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Vinson & Elkins in July 2010.

    Interview

    I went through a third party. An interview was set up with my current manager. I met with her for about 30 minutes and explained my expertise in my area. 30 minutes after leaving I spoke with my recruiter who let me know that V&E had already called and was ready to make an offer. An offer was made I accepted and the rest is history.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 10 years   1 Answer
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    Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Vinson & Elkins in March 2016.

    Interview

    standard competency questions and a case study with the partner, with half an hour to prepare and then the presentation. Staffs are nice and friendly, so no need to be nervous.

    Interview Questions

    • about a merger case and pros and cons; Why law? Why Vinson & Elkins?   Answer Question
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    Vacation Scheme and Training Contract Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Vinson & Elkins (London, England (UK)) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Initial interview (for VS)
     admin and head of trainees -relatively informal and relaxed, 20-30 minutes. Mini presentation to prep -straight forward, though some level of law and commercial awareness crucial. A few questions on the presentation and also general questions -nothing too shocking/difficult.
    -got the VS.

    Second interview (for TC)
    still the relaxed style
    Associate and head of trainees
    Run through of the report/answer you had to complete during the week
    Try to approach from a different angle
    Explain your points thoroughly and use supporting sources
    General chat about the week

    Didn't get TC but was close I think.

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