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USG - The Best and Worst Place I Ever Worked.

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Former Employee - Non Management  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Non Management in Chicago, IL

I worked at USG full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Great People. Great Product. Excellent work life balance (if you are in the right department). A family atmosphere. Located downtown right behind the Metra train station. Pay is OK, not the best, but not the worst. Lots of extra activities, focus groups, lunch and learns, weight loss challenges…things to benefit the employees. Great perks.

Cons

USG rarely gets rid of people who have proven to no longer be valuable to the company. In many departments these "slacker" or OLD heads hold key positions. This is demoralizing to up and comings and doesn't give you the warm an fuzzes about promotions. Career paths are better than previous years, but a long way to go.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't forget about the little guys who actually do the work.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for USG

  1.  

    Great company to make a career with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mining Engineer
    Former Employee - Mining Engineer

    I worked at USG as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    For engineering majors, great opportunity for fast advancement through the ranks and many opportunities to travel throughout the US by transferring to numerous plant locations. Reward superior performance and loyalty with quick advancement.

    Cons

    All engineering jobs lead to management positions. If you enjoy design and applying your degree, there are less roads to advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring experienced engineers for mining engineer positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do not work here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at USG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cafeteria. That's about it really.

    Cons

    This is a place that does not value hard work and will work you to the bone with no thanks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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