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Updated March 29, 2018
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Pros
  • USG has a Good work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • They had great people working there in the front office and on the manufacturing floor (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Overall an awesome place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Job Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at USG full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Not any bad things to say about them.

  3. "Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    great people. Ability to work from home.

    Cons

    In order to acquire a promotion, most likely have to relocate to Chicago.


  4. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at USG full-time

    Pros

    Work atmosphere, benefits, hours, paid weekly, safety first

    Cons

    Instability, politics, bad managers, wasteful spending,


  5. "Stay away from this company if you want to have a life."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Gypsum, OH
    Current Employee - Operator in Gypsum, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hourly wage is good for no skill job.

    Cons

    No work and life balance. Working 7 days a week doesn't help with safety. Production is more important than safety and housekeeping for the company. Nepotism at its finest.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting wrong people. Care about your employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away...sinking ship!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and product offerings. Old company with good safety programs. Top notch research and development department that focuses on improving/inventing products.

    Cons

    Cyclical business and frequent layoffs at all levels over the past 10 years (employment is not stable), Lack of Leadership, poor communications (at all levels and between functions), low salaries, management feels entitled, over charge on products: consumers are realizing they can get equal or better quality at lower price with competitors (effects are starting to show negatively in revenue).

    Advice to Management

    Need to upgrade senior leadership and HR. Both are Outdated and not current with industry standards.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USG full-time

    Pros

    Work in IT with sharp, hard working individuals. Very supportive environment with management. Company has good vision with its new CEO. Good work-life balance. The corporate location is fantastic for commuters taking the train - conveniently located by OTC & Union stations.

    Cons

    Every job is going to have downsides, nothing really stands out with USG to warrant avoiding working here. My only concern is how tightly it is tied to the housing industry, so, you're riding the highs and lows of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    None - Keep up the good work.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Operator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in East Chicago, IN

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

    Pros

    Paid holiday’s and that’s all

    Cons

    Absolutely no work and life balance. Management does not care about employees. Very cold no heat

    Advice to Management

    Upper management need to bring in better department managers


  9. "Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at USG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a great learning environment, but unfortunately you are pigeon holed into one area for years before advancement occurs.

    Cons

    Very limited ceiling when it takes years to learn different processes within the company. You can learn a lot more faster if you are at a smaller company.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate talent


  10. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at USG full-time

    Pros

    Company Events are good fun

    Cons

    Contact layoffs from the company

    Advice to Management

    Help people feel more secure


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