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Good work-life balance, but not a place to grow your career.

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Former Employee - Systems Analyst
Former Employee - Systems Analyst

I worked at USG

Pros

Very flexible work schedule and good work-life balance. Comfortable, low stress work environment that can make the workplace enjoyable.

Cons

It is an old company where things tend to move very slowly. There is very limited opportunity for merit based career progression. If you have worked there long enough, you will get the promotion and title over someone that is more deserving. You can easily assume a role that is low stress and remain in it for years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Once the economy recovers, they will need to reinvigorate the organization with an infusion of new, forward-thinking leadership.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Great environment, if you can handle a little uncertainty

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    Current Employee - Logistics Services Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Logistics Services Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at USG

    Pros

    Low stress environment at the corporate office, commitment to diversity, great coworkers, generous tuition reimbursement, ability to move to different departments or locations to advance your career as opportunities come up

    Cons

    shaky industry, poor raises in unprofitable years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in talent during the downturn

    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    USG is just alright with me.

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    Current Employee - Analyst.  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst. in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at USG

    Pros

    The benefits package is excellent and it is a good place to work if you want to move every couple of years. As a manufacturing company, the company offers different working environments that may appeal to different individuals. If you want informal, jeans, and golf shirt, work in the manufacturing plants. If you want business professional, consider working at the company's headquarters in Chicago. There is also more of a flat management hierarchy at the plant level where you can see your individual contribution more clearly.

    Cons

    The company completely drops the ball with regards to the internal hiring process. Employees are disrespected throughout the process due to the inability of senior management to effectively communicate to the candidate why a hiring decision was made. Oftentimes, an employee may not even be told where they stand. Also, employees are often not given sufficient feedback after interviews.Currently, due to external factors, job security is very suspect. At the plant level, be prepared to have to implement policies from corporate. Many will not be well received and there is no consideration given to the resource constraints at the plants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the internal hiring process to provide for greater transparency.

    Approves of CEO
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