Vinson & Elkins Reviews

Updated Nov 26, 2020

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3.9
76%
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Mark Kelly & Scott Wulfe
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "Decent law firm to work for dont come if you don't like a fast pace environment with several deadlines to meet daily/monthly(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great people and employees are fun(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time

    Pros

    People have always been first on every level. Strong organizational opportunities, active community engagement worldwide.

    Cons

    Limited growth tracks in some areas.

  2. "Accounts Payable Clerk II"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent law firm to work for dont come if you don't like a fast pace environment with several deadlines to meet daily/monthly

    Cons

    Lack of accountability at times with upper management


  3. "Decent place to work, used to be more employee focused"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time

    Pros

    Reliable annual merit increase (not much, but better than nothing). 2020 saw no merit increase across the board for administrative staff below a director title.

    Cons

    There is a serial bully (self admitted) who has chased away so many talented folks. HR and those above the bully ignore her behavior since she hoards knowledge that they rely on.

  4. "good company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vinson & Elkins full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and employees are fun

    Cons

    no work life balance opportunity

  5. "Good culture for biglaw"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Associate in Dallas, TX
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vinson & Elkins full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Respectful of family needs, fantastic cutting-edge work, top-of-market compensation

    Cons

    BIglaw hours, Texas "good old boys" culture

  6. "Great for Biglaw"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with and get a chance to work on great deals.

    Cons

    Hours can be a lot, but as expected for biglaw

  7. "Great culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Top line work; Better culture

    Cons

    None worth mentioning at all

  8. "Satisfactory"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Records Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great environment and good people

    Cons

    Depends on who u are

  9. "Great workplace"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Attorney 

    I worked at Vinson & Elkins full-time

    Pros

    generally strong culture, strong compensation, great reputation

    Cons

    long hours and some difficult personalities

  10. "Best large law firm to work at in Dallas"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Excellent training -Top of market compensation -Prestigious reputation -Diverse work experience (for Texas) -High transparency

    Cons

    -Grueling Hours -Difficult/uncertain to make partner -Houston feels very much like the mother ship

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