USG
3.3 of 5 77 reviews
www.usg.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

USG Reviews

Updated Jun 6, 2014
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3.3 77 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

USG CEO James S. Metcalf

James S. Metcalf

(19 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Solid Company

    Director (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsValues, co-workers, variety, challenge, travel

    Conswork-life balance, political environment, stovepiped

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    USG - The Best and Worst Place I Ever Worked.

    Non Management (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat People. Great Product. Excellent work life balance (if you are in the right department). A family atmosphere. Located downtown right behind the Metra train station. Pay is OK, not the best, but not the worst. Lots of extra activities, focus groups, lunch and learns, weight loss challenges…things to benefit the employees. Great perks.

    ConsUSG rarely gets rid of people who have proven to no longer be valuable to the company. In many departments these "slacker" or OLD heads hold key positions. This is demoralizing to up and comings and doesn't give you the warm an fuzzes about promotions. Career paths are better than previous years, but a long way to go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget about the little guys who actually do the work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to make a career with

    Mining Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsFor engineering majors, great opportunity for fast advancement through the ranks and many opportunities to travel throughout the US by transferring to numerous plant locations. Reward superior performance and loyalty with quick advancement.

    ConsAll engineering jobs lead to management positions. If you enjoy design and applying your degree, there are less roads to advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider hiring experienced engineers for mining engineer positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK but used to be better

    IT Management (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsDedicated people who really care oabout the business. This is a very relationship oriented company.

    ConsManagement tends not to value folks with many years of experience

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    USG provided great opportunities for me!

    Human Resources Manager (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsThe ability to see many facilities and places across the country.

    ConsExempt team members are typically required to relocate to promote.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place

    Electrician (Current Employee)
    Mediapolis, IA

    ProsFriendly People, Great Hours and good enviroment

    ConsDisorganized, out of touch with technology

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake some chances

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great company trying to get through the economy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood people to work with

    Constrying to push too many engineers into management too soon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    In my limited time with the company, I can honestly say I am glad I choose USG to begin my career.

    Engineering (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company for growth.
    Safety is most important.
    Quarterly Bonuses.
    Friendly Coworkers.
    Recently Rebranded itself to excel.
    Feeds you quite well.

    ConsMatching Policy isn't very good, only 10 cents on the dollar.
    Not really diverse for engineering positions and up.
    Can't compete with Oil and Gas Salaries, but decent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to become more diverse when hiring. All in all the company is going in the right direction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company working hard to overcome greater economic forces.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, dedicated to customers and employees.

    ConsDownturn in construction economy that won't end.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep fighting the good fight.

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    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    New England, ND

    ProsNot a stressful job at all. Often work together with your clients identifying new projects and identify potential wall board demand

    ConsNot many , future potential for advancement not as great as other companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget the people who act as foot soldiers . We represent the company at the mist basic level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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