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Vinson & Elkins Reviews

Updated June 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great compensation compared to the cost of living" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Great people, nice environment, interesting cases" (in 3 reviews)

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

  • "Work-life balance can take some getting used to" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vinson & Elkins full-time

    Pros

    Sophisticated, takes care of peo

    Cons

    can get lost in mix


  2. "Big law firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time

    Pros

    Start off with 4 weeks PTO for full time/non-exempt status. Annual 1 month bonus.

    Cons

    The review process is poor. Low raises. Not much room for advancement. Very attorney oriented and not staff oriented.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting money on things like Prom and use it for larger bonuses, better technology. Make staff feel more appreciated.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vinson & Elkins full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, Great Clients, Great Environment

    Cons

    None I can remember at this time


  4. "lawyer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary across offices

    Cons

    Long hours, very Houston centric


  5. "Great firm!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time

    Pros

    Love the firm. Excellent client service and great pro bono efforts.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can take some getting used to.


  6. "Best oil & gas law firm. Great people."

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    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people. NY pay with TX cost of living. Best international law firm based in Texas. Most interesting work in the world in oil and gas. Very reasonable work-life balance.

    Cons

    Name brand outside Texas and outside oil & gas may not be as strong.


  7. "Good place to work but needs more transparency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vinson & Elkins full-time

    Pros

    Complex, rewarding work, strong compensation.

    Cons

    Long hours. Inconsistent skill-building and training.

  8. "Excellent firm"

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    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.


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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