USG Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. Been here over a year, good money, not much time off.

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

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

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

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (2)

    USG - The Best and Worst Place I Ever Worked.

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

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

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

    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 Management

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


  3. Helpful (3)

    Do not work here

    • 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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    ....


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  5. Helpful (2)

    OK but used to be better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  6. USG provided great opportunities for me!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Exempt team members are typically required to relocate to promote.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Everyone wants to play on a winning team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Have higher standards for candidates during the interview process.


  8. Helpful (2)

    IT Lead - Oracle Database Administrator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Lead - Oracle Database Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT Lead - Oracle Database Administrator in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place if you are planning to retire in less than five years. You can be invisible and avoid work if you keep your mouth shut during meetings. War rooms are management staff having free lunch and surfing the internet. Able to negotiate salary and 3-4 weeks PTO if you are coming from consulting.

    Cons

    Company income based on only a few products. Directors or above are robbing the company. Traditional sweat shop concept. Management is a joke. Preferred hiring outside contractors and no internal promotions unless you have connections. No merit increase for a few years Only lower level employees doing all the work. Dead end career path. Try to run IT as a business but ending up as a joke because of management failure. Other departments refused to work with IT because IT is always over promised and under delivered. Plus most staff is clueless of what they are doing because of high turnover rate. Benefits are going downhill.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work (#sarcastic). Enjoy while you can.


  9. Helpful (2)

    More about bosses, less about employees

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Reasonable pay. Nice offices

    Cons

    Managers are more concerned about their own jobs and looking politically correct, than about doing the right thing. There is little support for employees. They are going thru huge changes as they try to "outsource" everything. I would advise waiting a few years before working for this organization. Hopefully they will soon realize their mistakes and go back to basics were hard work is acknowledged and rewarded. They need to get rid of the mid-level managers that, as I said above, are more concerned with being politically correct as opposed to doing the correct thing.

    Advice to Management

    Read the message above


  10. This is a company that has been stable and growing.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Management in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Property Management in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at USG full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    They don't throw out the baby with the bath water (so to speak). In other words, if a person doesn't work out in one position they will give them a chance in another provided that person shows the desire to work it out.

    Cons

    Communication is one the biggest problems. Communication between corporate to corporate, field to field and corporate to field. This area needs a lot of work. Reviews are not done and raises are far and few between.

    Advice to Management

    Communication should be better, reviews should be done on a regular basis and raises should be given on a minimum of an annual basis when the employee has shown to be valuable with a strong work ether, team player and produces time after time.


  11. Sales Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to foster leadership skills.

    Cons

    Compensation growth is sluggish despite being a top performer.

    Advice to Management

    Consider giving more in compensation to outstanding employees.



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