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Updated Dec 17, 2014
Updated Dec 17, 2014
14 Interview Reviews

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    Electrician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    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.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.

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    • What three qualities do you think make someone successful in this role?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Manager (Sales & Use) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at USG in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at USG.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Electrician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mediapolis, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mediapolis, IA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at USG in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone call then background check. Waited to here how things went with staffing agency and background check. Got a call to go interview and did at the company site. Interviewed and was told I would take a physical and once it came back I was hired.

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    Negotiation Details
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at USG in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    On campus phone interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at USG in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    I met with USG to interview for a manager position within Information Technology. I met with an HR representative and 3 IT leaders. All the people were pleasant, informed, and had fairly consistent things to say throughout.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked if this job was enough responsibility for me based on my past experience. My resume indicates positions that were higher in responsibility, and there was a general concern that I was not coming in at too low of a level. It is a valid concern, but a difficult question to answer!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at USG in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was a little long. However, I interviewed internally in my company. Therefore everything had to go through my managers, HR, and so on. All the managers were cordial, but still asked difficult questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Who are your customers in your current accounting position.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Manufacturing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at USG in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    Discussion of experience, Salary needs, Specific job requirements

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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