USG

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Only work here when housing is good!

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Former Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Senior Developer in Chicago, IL

I worked at USG

Pros

When the market is good, the bonuses are good. As you can imagine, this company is leveraged to the housing market. This means that when times are good, housing is good, and this company will make a ton of money. As is with most companies, this means that morale will be high and folks will advance within the company as it expands.

Another benefit is this company has great benefits. 401K and pension ... which is rare to find today. They reward folks for being here a number of years, as I have meet several that have been with the company over 30+ years.

Cons

When the market is bad, bonuses are bad, morale is in the toilet, constant layoffs, and they work you to the bone. A simple Google search will show you that the company has had five layoffs within the past 10 years. During these layoffs management will typically cull away the bottom performers in the first round and then make political reductions in subsequent rounds. If you are not in the "inner circle" then you can forget about your job. Within the IT Dept they have had three CIO's over the past 10 years. And none of them have been an acting CIO from another organization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You have several departments that conduct layoffs based solely on political strategy rather than performance to the organization. Wise up!

Doesn't Recommend
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    USG is a great place to work when work is available.

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at USG

    Pros

    Typically promote from within and provide opportunities for advancement openly. Market leader in sales and product development. Non-union environment and management working to ensure fairness for all employees.

    Cons

    Business cycles create frequent layoff situations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan further ahead. MIned gypsum operations on the east coast need to be reviewed in detail to ensure that they are cost effective.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    USG - A great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Manager
    Current Employee - Production Manager

    I have been working at USG

    Pros

    USG, for engineers in particular, provides a rewarding and challenging work environment. Strong focus on safety and employee well-being, and freedom to be creative make it very enjoyable.

    Cons

    Slow to move on the newest technologies. Reluctant to explore different, cutting edge processes for making products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent move by breaking up the business units.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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