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  • Family Focused company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at USG full-time

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    Pros

    The management team truly cares about you, and knows who you are. I loved working here, and my hard work was well rewarded.

    Cons

    Many woman, like myself, chose to leave as promised promotions were given to those in the group, aka young men, who were starting families. They were good, but not stellar performances. The excuse was "we have something planned for you". This was said to many, but we woman saw the trend. You are rewarded if you have a spouse and kids. If you are single, you are not rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    I left in 2010, and I'm told the company has become more diverse in its management. I"m sure the family focused culture hasn't changed though, and I think that is a great thing for everyone. Just don't penalize those that chose not to have a spouse and 2.1 kids.


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    Anonymous Employee in Lubbock, TX
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    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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World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008

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Website www.usg.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1901
Type Company - Public (USG)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

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