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USG Reviews

Updated September 20, 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. "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


  2. "R&D Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at USG as an intern

    Pros

    Great Learning Experience and Skilled Mentors. They give plenty of opportunities to grow and learn. Very friendly environment

    Cons

    Some of the Interns did not have their accounts setup on day one

  3. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.....


  4. "Great Place to Work!"

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    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.


  5. "Culture at USG"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at USG as an intern

    Pros

    Great work culture, many things to do

    Cons

    Salaried only, not many hourly positions


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Retail Sales Representative"

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

    Pros

    Company car, Presidents clubs trips, bonuses, awards, great people, and great opportunity for advancement if you work hard.

    Cons

    Not many I have been very satisfied working here.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    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.

  8. "United States Gypsum"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Five Stars for Safety Procedures
    Pay is above average

    Cons

    Work effeciency is progressing very slowly

    Advice to Management

    Lean Manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen strategies need significant improvement


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    + Down-to-earth people.
    + Access to senior management
    + Good location in the downtown Chicago

    Cons

    None that I could think of for now


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Project Engineer Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer Co-Op in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer Co-Op in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at USG (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They had a really good health benefits. Free lunch as well as free coffee.I highly recommend to every one!

    Cons

    no work life balance. weekend work sometimes


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