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USG Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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Pros
  • They had great people working there in the front office and on the manufacturing floor (in 13 reviews)

  • Good benefits great people to work with (in 8 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. "Great Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Project Engineering Co-Op in Detroit, MI
    Current Intern - Project Engineering Co-Op in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USG as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company seems to be thriving nationally.
    I have been very fortunate to be placed at the Detroit plant where the production is great and the people are even better.
    From what I hear, the plant manager seems to have helped the plant perform a total 180. The morale and engagement is higher than any place I've worked before.

    Exposure to real-life problems/projects.

    Although I am not eligible for benefits, my parents were very impressed with the benefits available for full-time employees.

    Cons

    I'm not sure why so many chemical engineers are hired because the project engineering role definitely seems like it would be a better fit for someone studying civil or mechanical engineering.

    Typically there is miscommunication when it comes to decision-making.

    Salary could be a bit higher. Although I am not an official engineer yet, I was a little shook when I learned the line workers make the same hourly rate.


  2. "IT Security Analyst/Product Owner/Business Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IT Security Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - IT Security Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at USG as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    for employees the culture is good. people are nice, great location. Mostly nice people. My manager was awesome as well as other seniors.

    Cons

    working as a contractor you feel inequality.. it is better to treat contractors on a individual basis... credit those that are diligent and sincere, thus reward them accordingly as opposed to blanketing a cultural treatment for contractors.
    some full timers can feel threatened and bully... but the right management can and will not permit.

    Advice to Management

    Please value contractors just as much as you do your employees.

  3. "Electrician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "good job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at USG full-time

    Pros

    good pay for the job

    Cons

    shifts are rotating which is no good

    Advice to Management

    no rotating shifts in the job


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Work life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Gypsum, OH
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Gypsum, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Health benefits 401k retirement paid holidays paid vacation good pay! I've worked far worse jobs for far less pay and no benefits.

    Cons

    Typically work six days a week and schedule can change at the last minute. I'd rather work too much than not enough and be unable to pay my bills.

    Advice to Management

    Have more respect for people's time and personal life. It's hard to make plans especially hotel reservations when the schedule changes without warning.


  6. "Great midwestern ethical company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, decent paying work; both pension plan and 401(k)

    Cons

    promotions take time; need to fit into culture to move ahead


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A continuous growing company. A safe place to work"

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    • 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.....

  8. "Great Place to Work!"

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    • 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.


  9. "Say one thing mean another bosses"

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    • 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


  10. "Maintenance"

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    • 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


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