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USG Reviews

Updated June 17, 2017
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Pros
  • USG has a Good work life balance (in 18 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. "A continuous growing company. A safe place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Galena Park, TX
    Current Employee - Employee in Galena Park, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The plant i work at has over 1 million safe hours with no lost time injuries. There are many of our plants across the US that have 1 thousand plus hours with no lost time injuries. Focused on safety..... and it really is a safe place to work. I was hired into to company with no experience in this field. They train everyone who is willing. Lots and lots of advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Very very strict with attendance policy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your ears tuned to what your employees aren't saying. There's a lot to be heard in their silence. Spend more time one on one.....


  2. "Great Place to Work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at USG care a lot about the work that they do and each other. There are a lot of career and development opportunities for employees that have the aptitude, are flexible, and are willing to work hard. People come to USG and stay for their careers.

    Cons

    It is a cyclical business due to the connection to the building industry. Management is working hard to even out the impact of the cycles on the business, but there will always be some impact.

    Advice to Management

    Continuing caring about employees and recognizing their good work.

  3. "Say one thing mean another bosses"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Supervisor in East Chicago, IN
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at USG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees always help one another, safe, won't fire you for messing up product. Good place to stay if you wanted a long career

    Cons

    Weekly swing shift, management will preach safety when everyone is around but always force production over safety, work life balance is nonexistent, management does not care about employees only dry wall

    Advice to Management

    Stop the swing shift. Listen to your employees. And stop preaching safety if all you care about is productivity, we all can see through your lies


  4. "USG Research Center - Great company with job stability"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Research in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job Stability
    Friendly coworkers
    Promotes safety and inclusion
    Decent pay
    Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Mostly nitpicking, but their is a large age gap between senior employees (30+ years of exp) to new employees (0-10 years of exp), which can create an environment that can be unfavorable. Management was working on improving, but I'm not sure if there is an easy answer.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing and finding new ways to promote employee moral.


  5. "Maintenance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Maintenance Supervisor in East Chicago, IN
    Current Employee - Electrical Maintenance Supervisor in East Chicago, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    People you are working will. Benefits, working schedule, overtime

    Cons

    No Communication, not keeping up to work schedule

    Advice to Management

    Communicate More with Employees


  6. "Maintenance Mechanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safety, Communication, hours are okay.

    Cons

    Some of the rules are ridiculous.


  7. "samples"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Samples in Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Samples in Westlake, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay was good, no one bugging u, most of rmplyees really nice

    Cons

    couple of employees were always sneaking around to find dirt on you.

    Advice to Management

    let employees work in peace, which after doubling my productivity should have been left alone

  8. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good. They give nice bonuses. Management is pretty good too. The HR is excellent here. They seem to care about lot about worker safety.

    Cons

    The work hours are difficult. They did rotating shifts when I worked there. That made it difficult to commit to plans or attend school.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the rotating shift.


  9. "machine operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You do get plenty of hours

    Cons

    Do not move you so you can get your money. .it's hard to get your raise


  10. "Good for long term"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    High caliber fellow employees. Challenging analytical work.

    Cons

    Minimal opportunities for advancement. Pace of work is too slow.

    Advice to Management

    Push your people more.


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