USG Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Could

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Date Input in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Date Input in Libertyville, IL

    I worked at USG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Clean and up to date

    Cons

    However, the management was very poor in terms of delegating responsibility and task for when they would consistently leave without notice to either work in the Chicago location or to go on their vacation for the third time in a row.

    Advice to Management

    Help new employees to get to know the other employees.


  2. 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

    I have been working at USG full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  3. Great company

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

    I worked at USG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work/life balance Wonderful opportunities for advancement People tend to work together rather than at odds with each other

    Cons

    Can be difficult to interact with senior management Office location out of mainstream HR Department aloof from employee feelings and desires


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    Rollercoaster

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

    I worked at USG full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers were friendly and hardworking. The location by Union station is convenient.

    Cons

    Annual rounds of lay offs. Every time a quarterly number is missed, the only strategy is to layoff more people. Little job security. It isn't clear how they can compete given all the debt that they need to pay off.

    Advice to Management

    Plan out resource needs so we aren't hiring staff one week and laying off the next. The L&W business unit and manufacturing need to work as a team.


  6. very profit motivated

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at USG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    the benefits were very good

    Cons

    The company's management was very old school


  7. Tough decade yields same company. Current management loathe to make game changing decisions.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at USG

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair benefits, wonderful non-C suite people, great location, excellent work-life balance, nice office space. Opportunities to gain diverse experience early in career. Great place for early career development.

    Cons

    C-Suite execs completely out of touch with the realities of the business. Empty suits playing businessman/woman. Linear thinkers who arrived at the top by riding the market growth wave. Don't stay past the 10 year mark - get your experience and move on. It is a very insular world. Advancement is not meritorious.

    Advice to Management

    Check your ego at the door and stop bullying people. Everyone is afraid of you and therefore you don't get honest feedback. The perception is that you think you can do it all alone and don't need any input from your leadership teams. Look in the mirror and check your ego. Company performance under your tenure is underperforming the market. That's on you. Stop telling all of your employees about all of your vacation houses or that you bought your 16 year old a BMW or how much money you have! The expression "tone deaf" was written for you. You are getting rich on the backs of the people you bully all day long.


  8. civil servant

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

    I have been working at USG

    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


  9. Very organized and professional company

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

    I have been working at USG

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.


  10. I did a month long internship at the headquarters in Jan 2014 with the Supply Chain Department

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at USG

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Good place for career growth and transformation. Good location, and good US presence.

    Cons

    The work can get boring at times. It is difficult to be very excited about manufacturing building products. Nonetheless the ability to move around within the company generally counters this.


  11. Over all good environment to grow career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at USG full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Upper management at corporate level are great at mentoring and development. Work events are always a great time

    Cons

    Plant personnel need to allow corporate shared services to develop. Plants needs to purged old and incompetent management.



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