USG Interview Questions

Updated Jul 23, 2015
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    Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Libertyville, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at USG (Libertyville, IL) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewed with 4 seperate people from different departments over course of 2 days. Short 20-30 minutes interviews. Ask about experience alot. Be prepared with examples from past jobs. Be prepared to explain why you chose USG and why you fit in with them.

    Interview Questions

    • Of all industries and places to work, why construction products??   Answer Question
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    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lubbock, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at USG (Lubbock, TX) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through my school's career center. I got an email the next day saying they want to interview me. The interviewer was nice and made me feel comfortable. The questions were behavioral not so much technical. The interviewer told me that they will get a hold of me within the next week. Got an email from them 5 days later saying they found someone else for the position.

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    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at USG (Portland, OR) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Short screening interview over phone. No difficult questions. Then a plant visit, met the team and still no difficult questions. The interview process is just to make sure you fit in with the plant.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions about your experiences.   1 Answer
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    Electrician Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at USG in December 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through CareerBuilder.com and one week later received a phone interview. Once this was done it was two weeks before my second call was made. This time they invited me to come in and meet the electrical maintenance team. The interview was with the local HR lady, the electrical foreman, and a technician. The interview was easy enough asking about my skills and background in electrical maintenance.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Pay was too low for an electrician in the Midwest. The starting pay was 23.47 an hour which is a good wage for middle America but a rather low one in the Chicago region. With heavy hitters like Ford, ArcelorMittal, U.S. Steel, and BP all hiring it was hard to settle for that low of pay.

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    Project Engineer Coop Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in State College, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at USG (State College, PA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Was chosen for an on-campus interview at my University. I was notified only a couple of days before the interview so it was pretty last minute. I was really considering blowing off the interview because I didn't know much about USG and was not prepared. Decided to go at the last minute. Not having high expectations probably calmed me down and made me comfortable. There were to women interviewing me, one was probably in her 40s, the other right out of college. The interview was very relaxed and there was much casual conversation. Both ladies were very nice. About a week later I had a second "interview" with a plant engineer I would be working with. This was basically him just telling me about the plant and what they wanted me to do if I were to work there. Was barely an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Were you ever put into a situation without much knowledge before-hand?   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation when you disagreed with a superior and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    • Name a time of leadership.   Answer Question
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    There were two phone interviews and one personal. Nice conversation and regular questions about who are you, your experience, knowledge of the company as for example relevant facts about the company

    Interview Questions

    • What was the fact that surprised you more about the company history?   1 Answer
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at USG in March 2014.

    Interview

    I was called for a phone interview that lasted about an hour. Due to a tight timeline, they were making hiring decision based solely on phone interviews with candidates, which really surprised me. During the hour call the interviewer gave a basic rundown of the position and products, asked questions unique to my resume and application, then asked questions that every candidate would be asked.

    Interview Questions

    • What three qualities do you think make someone successful in this role?   1 Answer
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    Tax Manager (Sales & Use) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at USG (Chicago, IL) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a Sr. Recruiter through LinkedIn. After brief email exchanges a phone screening was done that ended up taking 45 minutes, in the middle of my workday. Through the process of the phone screen, it was obvious the recruiter did not take the time to read or understand my qualifications as they would pertain to the position. At one point she was just rambling off portions of my LinkedIn profile that were completely irrelevant and asking me to expand on them. The phone screen ended with the recruiter promising to send me a copy of the position posting, and a follow-up phone screen with the hiring manager the next afternoon, and was never heard from again despite two follow-up emails from me. After the fact, it seemed as if I had been used to fill some kind of quota, instead of a serious candidate search.

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    • I was asked the same question, whether I had directly managed any personnel, a minimum of three times.   Answer Question
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    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at USG.

    Interview

    Applied through campus and got a pre-screen interview. The interview lasted about 45 minutes with an HR rep. Interview was straight forward and conversation style. The HR rep made me feel extremely comfortable and was very friendly. No tough questions. She just wanted to know why I was interested in USG and any prior internship experience. After the interview, I got invited to a plant visit with a week. The plant interview was just to make sure I was a good fit in the culture.

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    Vacation Replacement (VR) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cloquet, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at USG (Cloquet, MN) in May 2013.

    Interview

    It was a short process. I was interview by two people, both were men. Others have a woman from HR. They were all friendly and it didn't take long. They asked the general questions that are to be expected from every company. The interview went as good as it could possibly go.

    Interview Questions

    • Why should we hire you? How will you improve the company?   Answer Question
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