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Vinson & Elkins Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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Pros
  • It has great benefits, health, 401K, etc (in 3 reviews)

  • Pleasant work environment and complex cases (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Typical big-firm problems--long, long hours and many partners view associates as fungible (in 4 reviews)

  • Little chance that you'll make partner (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vinson & Elkins full-time

    Pros

    Truly excellent firm that treats employees with respect and dignity.

    Cons

    This position can be demanding, however that is to be expected.


  2. "Conference Services"

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    Current Employee - Conference Services in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Conference Services in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a real good place to work.

    Cons

    Their are none. This is the best job I ever had.

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "Low standard for new attorneys"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to jump in and get experience.

    Cons

    New attorneys are not picked for their grades or skills. It seems they only take young females.


  4. "Ok place to work if u don't have any responsibility."

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    Former Employee - Lead Line Cook in Huntsville, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Line Cook in Huntsville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vinson & Elkins full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meet cool people and make good friends and CO workers

    Cons

    Staff is underpaied, long hrs of you want to get paied

    Advice to Management

    Listen and do what your supposed to do


  5. "Salary Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment compared to other BigLaw firms

    Cons

    Relatively industry specific and geocentric work


  6. "staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Good people.

    Cons

    long hours, work life balance difficult


  7. "Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vinson & Elkins full-time

    Pros

    People, salary, benefits, resume builder

    Cons

    Lacking quality work experience for young lawyers.

  8. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and training. Support staff is wonderful. Good place to learn.

    Cons

    Long hours, occasional travel.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant lawyers across the board, opportunities to work on the most sophisticated transactions, client contact and significant responsibility from day one, energy expertise, opportunities for mentoring and growth, entrepreneurial culture.

    Cons

    Big law hours, reviews that provide no substantive feedback, clients concentrated in one industry, low profits per partner relative to peers, difficult to attract client relationships outside of the energy industry.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on ways to build a brand that enables the firm to compete for work across industries without sacrificing the firm's brand as the best law firm for matters in the energy industry.


  10. "Paralegal"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work environment, nice perks, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Long work hours, extremely high expectations.


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