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Updated October 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "USG has a Good work life balance" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Great people, Great Benefits, Diversity, job growth" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance unless you have been there for years and have earned more vacation time" (in 7 reviews)

  • "heavily cyclical business really hurting with current housing market; not getting better any time soon" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Overall an awesome place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PLC Technician and IT Administrator in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - PLC Technician and IT Administrator in Auburn, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at USG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovation, driven to improve and automate, recognizes and rewards employees.

    Cons

    family health benefits, employment tenure does not mean much of anything


  2. "Administrative Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, Great Benefits, Diversity, job growth

    Cons

    Tends to have lay offs

  3. "Was very nice, the NKC plant team was amazing. Family oriented and helpful."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer Co-Op in North Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Project Engineer Co-Op in North Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are super nice and helpful in projects. Even as an intern the respect and opportunities you get are amazing.

    Cons

    Don't know with the acquisition how things will play out


  4. "Maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people on the floor

    Cons

    Management egomaniacs, lip service on safely


  5. "Change is required"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Values
    Safety always comes first
    Multiple locations nationwide

    Cons

    Bad management overall, need improvement.


  6. "Project Engineer Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer Co-Op in Chamblee, GA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer Co-Op in Chamblee, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Really great to its employees

    Cons

    Not a lot of repsonsibility


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Packing operator"

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    Current Employee - Packing Operator in Southard, OK
    Current Employee - Packing Operator in Southard, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is alright for the area

    Cons

    Favoritism, nepotism, and its who you know not what you know that gets you promoted. Management is terrible and they want you to give your life to the company, when the barely put in full time hours. If your happy working hard and never seeing your family this job is perfect. Otherwise look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    None, because they don't care anyway.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at USG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can work any time of the day to get some of the work but that is also the disadavantage.

    Cons

    No work life balance unless you have been there for years and have earned more vacation time. Salary average bonus can be good, not worth the endless and redundant documentation that makes no sense. they just want to make sure you are working 60 hours a week. No team work or collaboration. Everyone is out for themselves. Management does listen or care about training or mentoring. They love you if you are seemingly making sales and if you need support and guidance, well it sucks to be you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't waste your employees time recording things you would not want to do yourself. Understand and know how to coach your team and not just police them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shoals, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shoals, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at USG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The money is decent, no worth killing yourself over though.

    Cons

    The insurance is expensive.
    They work you like slaves.
    Horrible swing shifts.
    Rude management.

    If you want something that pays decent, but no life outside their schedule this is the place to go.


  10. "Project Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Safety truly matter to most employees. Management tries to do their best to accommodate to employees needs. There a quarterly luncheons if no lost time occurs and you get free lunch every now and then with visitors. The company focuses on your needs and trains you to be ready for the your next promotion which is department manager.

    Cons

    If you want a technical role, this is not the place for you.


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