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USG used to be a GREAT place to work.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I have been working at USG

Pros

Great people work here
Company provides a lot of opportunites for laterial moves

Cons

Middle Management in position because of years of service not quality of work
no real advancement opportunities
several workforce reductions and no Manager, ever seem to get cut, too much work for lower level employees.
salary freeze since 2008
Sr. level managers keep getting longer titles and promotions

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide career paths
Do something about middle management
provide at minimum cost of living increases

Doesn't Recommend

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    I liked working there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at USG

    Pros

    Solid management who cared about employees
    Great location in downtown Chicago

    Cons

    Overbuilding causing negative outlook and layoffs
    Some of the work was repetitive
    Things could get boring sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think,despite having been laid off, that management has the right strategy to weather the economic outlook. I look forward to possibly being hired back someday.

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    Eh...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at USG

    Pros

    - Excellent people with many years of experience
     - Everyone is willing to help/friendly environemtn
     - Pension plan

    Cons

    - promotions are based on favoritism rather than actual performance.
     - HR DOES NOT act as YOUR advocate
     - huge difference in pay between managers and regular employees
     - most managers have their jobs only because of who they know and how long they have been
       employed.
     - low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - terrible communication and tone from the top coming from the senior management team
     - many efforts are duplicated within the company
     - work force reductions have demoralized the company

    Doesn't Recommend
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