Vinson & Elkins

Vinson & Elkins Reviews

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22 Reviews
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    Solid Law firm that cares much more for their Attorneys than staff.

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    Current Employee - Conflicts Specialist in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Conflicts Specialist in Washington, DC (US)

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


    In what seems to be very good financial shape. Did not lay off employees when the market was down. Good benefits package.


    Raises are not based on merit. max raise this year was 1.5%. Don't adjust for living wages. Run all operations as if the offices around the country are the exact same as the Houston office. Have continuously cut more and more from the employees year after year while the partners make a record bonus. Management does not listen to nor communicated well with staff instead tell them how it is and talk down to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and listen to the employees. Moral is low and has been for years now and no one seems to notice. The cost of living is going up in places outside of Houston so maybe you want to compensate those that have been loyal and work hard for your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Vinson & Elkins Interviews

Updated 8 Oct 2014
Updated 8 Oct 2014

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    Vacation Scheme and Training Contract Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Vinson & Elkins in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Vinson & Elkins Awards and Accolades

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Best Companies to Work For in Texas (Large), Best Companies Group, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Vinson & Elkins is one of the country's leading law firms with more than 750 lawyers and about 15 offices in the US and half a dozen other countries. The firm offers practice specialties in such areas as corporate law, environmental regulation, finance, and international law, as well as litigation, restructuring, and tax law. Headquartered in Houston, Vinson & Elkins also has a well-known global energy practice that serves oil and mining companies, utilities, and other energy-related institutions. The firm was started by James Elkins and William Vinson in 1917.

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