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Excellent office space and work environment, hit or miss management

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Supply Planner  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Supply Planner in Chicago, IL

I worked at USG

Pros

Really nice office building. clean, comfortable, and contemporary work environment and work spaces. More than enough meeting rooms from large to small. Tons of natural light from full floor to ceiling windows. My first manager was excellent; he cared about my professional development and career, as well as my person life and well being.

Cons

Some managers are much better than others. When I was laid off I was working for a manger that although micro managed, did not understand our teams day to day activities or how they impact the company. My manager also didn't want us thinking outside the confinements of the department.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow the workforce to critique their managers. Give opportunities outside of the employees direct area of work, especially if interest is shown.

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    USG used to be a GREAT place to work.

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    • 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
  2.  

    Stuck

    • 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

    Outststanding people. Great work-life balance. Perfect location & office environment. Highest level of integrity.

    Cons

    Waiting for housing market rebound. Career and comp on hold. People are pension locked and just waiting for retirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't wait for the market. Get serious about change. This is the new normal!

    Doesn't Recommend
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