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Vinson & Elkins Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2019

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Found 73 reviews

4.2
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93%
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Mark Kelly & Scott Wulfe
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and nice people, food, etc(in 4 reviews)

  • "Great people that work their hardest for the benefit of clients(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, very Houston centric(in 9 reviews)

  • "Hours (true with all top-tier law firms)(in 8 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great Internship"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great facilities, friendly coworkers, learning opportunities

    Cons

    Downtown traffic, only able to work 37.5 hours

    Vinson & Elkins2019-04-01
  2. "Average"

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      Current Employee - Professional Assistant in New York, NY

      I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Relaxed atmosphere, people are not uptight

      Cons

      Too many politics, not everyone is held to the same standard

      Vinson & Elkins2019-07-11
    • "Toxic for staff, good for attorneys"

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      Current Employee - Staff in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Work from home is a great way to get paid and skip traffic No impact on your career if you screw up bad or do poorly at work Free porn and Netflix while you work

      Cons

      No impact on your career or pay if you do outstanding work Petty politics and backstabbing are all that matter here Seriously evil people (not just the lawyers)

      Advice to Management

      Hire and cultivate staff like you do the attorneys

      Vinson & Elkins2019-07-17
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good Starter position."

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      Former Employee - Office Service Associate in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Vinson & Elkins full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Great coworkers. Work life balance was decent. Partners are nice.

      Cons

      Office politics. Micro managing from everyone. Lack of growth.

      Advice to Management

      Stop treating your employees as children and provide ways to keep team morale positive.

      Vinson & Elkins2019-06-11
    • "Great People"

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      Former Employee - Attorney in Houston, TX

      I worked at Vinson & Elkins full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great people that work their hardest for the benefit of clients

      Cons

      Long hours and unclear on pathways forward

      Vinson & Elkins2019-06-05
    • "Demanding, but Supportive Workplace"

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      Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Vinson & Elkins full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Good pay and benefits, nice coworkers and nice facility, low turnover for administration team

      Cons

      Demanding hours, not much room for promotions

      Vinson & Elkins2019-04-02
    • "Good workplace with good pay"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time

        Pros

        Good pay and nice people, food, etc.

        Cons

        Fast pace and long hours

        Vinson & Elkins2019-02-15
      • "So far so good"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Under great management, which is key.

        Cons

        Have not come across any.

        Vinson & Elkins2019-02-07
      • "Top Notch"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Vinson & Elkins part-time

          Pros

          Challenging work, excellent pay, excellent benefits

          Cons

          Clients pay well and tend to expect 24/7 attention, as needed, in return.

          Vinson & Elkins2019-01-23
        • "Best law firm in town"

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          Current Employee - Paralegal 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time for more than 10 years

          Pros

          Best law firm I have ever worked for. Takes care of employees and very family-oriented.

          Cons

          I don't know what it is like to work in one of the larger offices.

          Vinson & Elkins2018-09-14
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