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"Great people. Process laden."

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Former Employee - Applications Management in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Applications Management in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

I worked with some of the best people ever in this company, free with knowledge sharing, professional in their fields, and tons of fun socially.

Cons

They over-reacted to Sarbanes Oxley and locked the company down so tight with process that they squelched creativity. Micro-management abounds. The bad economy creates a tense atmosphere with annual layoffs.

Advice to Management

You could get a lot more out of your employees if you let go of the reins.

Other Employee Reviews for USG

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, so-so environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at USG full-time

    Pros

    The people and networking experiences made USG Corp great. If you put yourself out there, managers, directors, VP's, etc. are available to meet and discuss career goals, direction....even if you don't work in that department or business unit. When the housing market rebounds, USG environment should improve.

    Cons

    Many layoffs and minimal (one) merit increases during the downturn. USG has a new strategy and the attitude of Sr. Mgmt is, "get on board or get out." Subsequently, individuals are hesistant to give an opinion or their thoughts on the new ideas. I believe HR is often inept and doesn't always have the back of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    When business picks up for USG, reward the employees that stuck around. Get back to promoting from within and giving training opportunities for employees to move around.


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    "USG vs. L&W Supply"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Having worked for both, USG was the prime example of a company that supported it's employees with continued education, advancement opportunity and professionalism exhibited by the worker bees and most of the management. The culture was very people oriented

    Cons

    L&W Supply, proved to be the opposite of USG in terms of employee professionalism, particularly that exhibited by some of the management. Individual initiative nor continued education were never seen as positive attributes or goals. Little to no advancement opportunity regardless of what was offered when you are hired. The L&W culture is they come first, your family comes second.

    Advice to Management

    USG- Keep up the good work.
    L&W-If your staff was more professional(from the sales people to the forklift driver), maybe your customers would respect you more and your sales would increase.

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