USG Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Challenging and Rewarding

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

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

    Pros

    People are great, Opportunities for advancement, Different opinions and perspectives are considered

    Cons

    Change management issues, Manual processes slow reporting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear, consistent communication to all employees is vital to employee engagement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. A company that cares about its employees safety, satisfaction, and quality of product.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at USG full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Safety is first. Employee concerns are heard and listened to by management.

    Cons

    Working hours are longer than most Californian jobs. Stress level is usually high. A lot is expected of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance work load. Vacation Time management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Solid Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Values, co-workers, variety, challenge, travel

    Cons

    work-life balance, political environment, stovepiped

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Been here over a year, good money, not much time off.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Factory in Gypsum, OH
    Current Employee - Factory in Gypsum, OH

    I have been working at USG full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is GREAT! Benefits are great! Two weeks vacation after a year (if you take advantage of buying a week as offered). Talk of going to 4 shifts that would swing, 12 hour shifts, 3 days on/4 days off then 4 days on/ 3 days off. Would then have every other weekend off! Would work half a year. Schedule set for a year ahead of time.

    Cons

    No weekends off. Sometimes work 11-17 days straight (with a day off here and there). Tough on family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to the 4 shifts swing. The set schedules would be a HUGE moral builder with employees!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    USG - The Best and Worst Place I Ever Worked.

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

    I worked at USG full-time (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
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Do not work here

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

    I have been working at USG full-time (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
  8. Great company to make a career with

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

    I worked at USG as an intern (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
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    OK but used to be better

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

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

    Pros

    Dedicated people who really care oabout the business. This is a very relationship oriented company.

    Cons

    Management tends not to value folks with many years of experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. USG provided great opportunities for me!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at USG full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The ability to see many facilities and places across the country.

    Cons

    Exempt team members are typically required to relocate to promote.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Everyone wants to play on a winning team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Designer II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Designer II in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at USG full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They treat employees well.
    When the economy is good and goals are met, employees are rewarded.
    Employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes when there is an urgent need to fill a role, they hire contractors and/or employees that don't meet expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have higher standards for candidates during the interview process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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