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USG Reviews

Updated September 21, 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. "USG - A great place to work."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager
    Current Employee - Production Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    USG, for engineers in particular, provides a rewarding and challenging work environment. Strong focus on safety and employee well-being, and freedom to be creative make it very enjoyable.

    Cons

    Slow to move on the newest technologies. Reluctant to explore different, cutting edge processes for making products.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent move by breaking up the business units.


  2. "Allocate Funds"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The People are the best

    Cons

    The vendors are at times hard to work with

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work-Life balance at USG is not something to which lip service is paid, but is real. This is rare. Also, USG's employees are generally more agreeable and easier to work with than anywhere else that I have worked. The atmosphere is collaberative and cooperative. This is a very solid company that has been around for over 100 years, and is positioned to do very well once construction's rebound gets some legs

    Cons

    Compensation is average. As is common in Industry, employees' workloads are pretty high. Given how process-oriented IT has become, this can be a source of frustration.

    Advice to Management

    I have a lot of confidence in upper management. Keep it up.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work with welcoming people and opportunity."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Sourcing Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Strategic Sourcing Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Open door policy
    -Companies value their employees
    -Can buy/sell 1 week of vacation every year
    -Great training opportunities
    -Mature company

    Cons

    -Building market can be volatile which affects job security
    -Can be difficult to move up at times (depending on department)

    Advice to Management

    -Keep listening to the wants of the workers


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Everyone wants to play on a winning team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Designer II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Designer II in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They treat employees well.
    When the economy is good and goals are met, employees are rewarded.
    Employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes when there is an urgent need to fill a role, they hire contractors and/or employees that don't meet expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Have higher standards for candidates during the interview process.


  6. "A company that cares about its employees safety, satisfaction, and quality of product."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safety is first. Employee concerns are heard and listened to by management.

    Cons

    Working hours are longer than most Californian jobs. Stress level is usually high. A lot is expected of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Balance work load. Vacation Time management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and Rewarding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    People are great, Opportunities for advancement, Different opinions and perspectives are considered

    Cons

    Change management issues, Manual processes slow reporting

    Advice to Management

    Clear, consistent communication to all employees is vital to employee engagement.

  8. "Very organized and professional company"

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

    Pros

    Employees are treated very well. Company cares about them.

    Cons

    Conflicting ideas are common and not always dealt with properly.


  9. "Great Place to Work with Great People"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart, caring people.
    First class IT service delivery.
    Normal working hours.
    Gives back to the community.

    Cons

    Still paying back debt, and made several personnel cuts last year.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Retail Sales Representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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