Vinson & Elkins

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Vinson & Elkins Reviews

21 Reviews
3.8
21 Reviews
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Mark Kelly & Scott Wulfe
2 Ratings
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    Decent firm to work for in Houston market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere. Good quality of work. Early responsibility for junior attorneys.

    Cons

    Compensation not as competitive as other firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more competitive in compensation structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Vinson & Elkins Interviews

Updated 31 Aug 2014
Updated 31 Aug 2014

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    Vacation Scheme and Training Contract Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    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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Website www.vinson-elkins.com
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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