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USG Reviews

Updated October 3, 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. "Say one thing mean another bosses"

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    • 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


  2. "Maintenance"

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    • 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

  3. "Maintenance Mechanic"

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    • 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.


  4. "Great People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers throughout the company. Many have been there for 20 years or more. Each one always had something to contribute. They always try to make you feel like you're part of a team. My time with the company will always be remembered as a positive point in my career.

    Cons

    Some of the managers can be stuck in their ways and not be open to new methods. A few of these managers also state the importance of work/life balance but do very little to follow through. The salary is also not necessarily the highest for certain positions.

    Advice to Management

    Actively practice what you preach when it comes to work/life balance. There are many in the company willing to put the extra hours in their work from time to time but burnout quickly when that sacrifice becomes the expected norm. You have a lot of great people working there and they should be treated as such.


  5. "samples"

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    • 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


  6. "Frustrating place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production
    Current Employee - Production
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good
    You get Benefits and vacation time

    Cons

    Working hard gets you no where, promoted if your a good old boy or one of their sons, no place for women in plant supervisor positions or anywhere unless your happy being eye candy as the supervisors call it.

    Advice to Management

    With a woman being promoted to take over for the retiring CEO, you would think respect for women would be a big part of the USG culture. Unfortunately that's not the case in the different plants. When they get hit with a sexual harassment/ discrimination lawsuit maybe this will finally change. Until then look forward to being treated like a 2ND rate citizen.


  7. "Company overview"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work culture, opportunity to quickly move up

    Cons

    management, not much its an overall good company to work for

  8. "Project Engineer coop"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment was friendly

    Cons

    Few people you worked with.


  9. "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator
    Current Employee - Operator
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Not getting equipment fixed in a timely matter.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more and hold supervision responsible


  10. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at USG full-time

    Pros

    Not a bad company to work for but definitely are looking out for management

    Cons

    Got laid off after a year


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