USG - Great company in a currently bad economy | Glassdoor
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"Great company in a currently bad economy"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager

Pros

Great people and plenty of room to grow for employees. There are great mentors available in this organization. People respect one another

Cons

USG is a company in the extremely competitive wallboard industry. This when added to the current economic situation, salary freezes and constant layoffs makes the company unattractive to young employees and middle tier upwardly mobile staff.

Advice to Management

To better maximize on involuntary severances, aim higher in the organization. Too often, cuts were taken from the lower levels of staff in the organization - the doers. Overtime, all that is left is the delegators who have an excellent track record for fending off new work. Eliminate that layer to bring back innovation

Other Employee Reviews for USG

  1. "A Good Place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Industry Leader with great reputation for quality and service.
    Many talented people who work hard and are helpful to fellow employes

    Cons

    The on going depression characteristics of the building materials business has resulted in constant layoffs with many good people terminated.

    Advice to Management

    There is too much capacity in the industry. We need to reduce ours further and buy other companies that have plants were we are not competitive.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very Positive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Military Officer
    Current Employee - Military Officer
    Recommends

    Pros

    Reason for joining was duty to country and the chance to "give something back". That being said, USG provides opportunities to learn skillsets for life, travel, etc.

    Cons

    Inflexibility of bureacratic environment; promotion is a matter of "time in grade" vice recognizing someone for individual merit. Trying to staff a new idea or initiative can be like trying to turn a large ship on a dime. Not an easy feet.

    Advice to Management

    Empower the employees to make decisions at the lower level. Many good ideas have died an early death as the weight of the bureaucratic process was difficult to overcome.

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