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Updated January 15, 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 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance has steadily deteriorated (in 6 reviews)

  • Limited short term opportunities for advancement (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Accountant"

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    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

  3. "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


  4. "Nice People, but You Can (and will) Do Better Elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong legacy brand
    Convenient West Loop location
    Nice coworkers

    Cons

    IT run very lean and it reflects very poorly upon the organization. Technologies and policies are mature and out of date. IT Security is a joke and recent implementations have been disasters. IT employees have been fired because of unclear and poorly communicated policies. There was an over reliance upon contractors.

    Advice to Management

    It's understandable that you are conservative in a competitive industry, but you need to invest more in your people, process, and technology gaps or the company will lose out to nimble competitors. Recent stock performance reflects this.


  5. "Global Sourcing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At this time, I have no pros

    Cons

    USG has little appreciation of their employees. Regularly engage in age discrimination.


  6. "CO-Op"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture and safety orientation.

    Cons

    Behind on documentation technologies and optimization techniques.


  7. "USG Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work culture and safety

    Cons

    software available is not that great

  8. "Electrician"

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    Current Employee - Industrial Electrician in Sweetwater, TX
    Current Employee - Industrial Electrician in Sweetwater, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Safe work environment. Benefits commence on day one. Boot allowance. Quarterly bonuses depending on safety, production, etc.

    Cons

    For an electrician , I would say that the pay is below industry standard. Unskilled labor starts at $20+ per hour though, and that's pretty friggin great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. You really seem to take care of us. Quarterly bonuses, lunches - probably the best place I've ever worked.


  9. "No Review"

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    Former Employee - Performance Substrates Technician in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Performance Substrates Technician in Libertyville, IL

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any.

    Cons

    Will only hire contract workers.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid IT"

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    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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great location, right across from the train station

    Cons

    In IT, if you're not prepared to compromise your integrity, this is not the place for you. The phrase "if you can't get the job done, we'll find someone who can" is oft repeated, literally, word for word.


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