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"USG - The Best and Worst Place I Ever Worked."

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Former Employee - Non Management in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Non Management in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for USG

  1. "Been here over a year, good money, not much time off."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Factory in Gypsum, OH
    Current Employee - Factory in Gypsum, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. "Great company to make a career with"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Mining Engineer
    Former Intern - Mining Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Consider hiring experienced engineers for mining engineer positions.

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