USG Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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USG CEO James S. Metcalf
James S. Metcalf
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Pros
  • Excellent work life balance (if you are in the right department) (in 9 reviews)

  • The people you work with are good people (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance has steadily deteriorated (in 3 reviews)

  • The company seems to only care about the wallboard side of business-- good luck seeing change if you're not at a wallboard plant (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Good overall Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package, work life balance.

    Cons

    Slow advancement, wages could be better matched to market.


  2. Potential to be amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at USG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    strong culture; cares about employees; great people who want to do the right thing; open to new thinking; passionate employees

    Cons

    short term focused; frenetic leadership decisions; top down decision making - talk of leadership at every level but not really implemented


  3. Senior Database Administrator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at USG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Place to work. Great benefits

    Cons

    No issues. Have a good time working there.


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  5. Could go good or bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USG full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company history A lot of job autonomy Opportunities for learning and growth Company invests in it's employees

    Cons

    Management can be very political A good ol boy network prevents innovation Not many employees in the 20 and 30 age group - it can be lonely Not many choices as far as location Pay is below industry standard

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the company's flaws, correct them, and USG is small enough and has low enough inertia to change. It can be a very enjoyable place to work, which will attract the best and brightest talent... as well as retain and energize those individuals. The pay is not quite as high as other companies, but with sufficient travel, and flexible schedules, USG could become one of the better companies for working professionals.


  6. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    USG employs great people, has good benefits and is a comfortable place to work.

    Cons

    Most senior positions are in Chicago, so you have to move there to move into senior management positions.


  7. great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working environment. People are friendly. Free lunch sometimes.

    Cons

    They don't treat their contract workers the same as "real" employees.


  8. Good Benefits & Corporate Is Slow To Act

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at USG full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and positive staff.

    Cons

    Corporate is slow to make decisions which negatively affect its customers.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on delivering value to customers and less on creating barriers that affect how quickly the staff can deliver to the customer.


  9. civil servant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    job security is there if you are full time

    Cons

    almost everything else about the career isn't inspiring

    Advice to Management

    Figure out your mission


  10. Very organized and professional company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are treated very well. Company cares about them.

    Cons

    Conflicting ideas are common and not always dealt with properly.


  11. Thrown into the fire, hard work goes unnoticed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Project Engineer Co-Op
    Current Intern - Project Engineer Co-Op
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at USG as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    You make your own schedule, there is plenty of job security, ability to move up in the company for college grads.

    Cons

    Pay is just below average with industry, management has a plan and is not too willing to listen to opinions or analysis. Also, projects will be put on hold until manager wants to do the project.

    Advice to Management

    Have money allocated for projects before starting the projects. Also, pay your workers an average wage.



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