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USG Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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Pros
  • USG has a Good work life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Good benefits great people to work with (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    usg have good benefits good starting pay

    Cons

    communication is bad, don't work schedule, don't move you up like promised in interview


  2. "In-expereienced management teams"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Auburn, WA
    Former Employee - Production in Auburn, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Some Co-workers we great to work with

    Cons

    in experienced managers on how to train and lead people


  3. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at USG full-time

    Pros

    Management seems to care and places a lot of emphasis on efficiency. The underlying inefficient systems are never directly addressed but with the staggering cost to replace them it is no wonder.

    Cons

    Resistant to meaningful change and overwhelming emphasis placed on satisfying auditors and Wall Street.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your core products and smile once in a while.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Traditional Company"

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

    Pros

    This company is still primarily a domestic organization based in and providing products to America. They have continued to survive for over 100 years, so if you add value and keep your mouth shut, there is good likelihood that you can find longer term employment. Decent, but not the best, pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Many years of downsizing has put pressure on survivors, so the ability to work in a stressful, 24/7 environment is essential if you want to work there. The financial group runs the company and is only concerned with the bottom line. They are losing/have lost their ability to listen to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Quit smiling so much and listen more.


  6. "Director FP&A"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Valuation Director in Prospect Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Valuation Director in Prospect Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Encourage learning and provides various experiences.

    Cons

    Poor executive team always looking for short term fixes.

    Advice to Management

    The company has been around for over 100 years, make decisions based on the idea it will last another 100.


  7. "IT"

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

    Pros

    Good pay, easy commute from Union Station

    Cons

    Poor health insurance, old boy network, after work socializing is expected, aggressive personalities do well


  8. "United States Gypsum"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Decent company with some concerns"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Flexible career paths, ability to develop leadership skills through employee resource groups, generally good co-workers, nice location in the West Loop

    Cons

    Employee morale varies by department, remnants of the "old boys club" still lingers, talks the big talk about diversity but the demographic make up of mid to senior management tells a different story


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible! They are unprofessional"

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are good, I think thats about it. Wish it could of worked out for us both but it didn't

    Cons

    They are an unprofessional group as a whole, lead you on to thinking you had a position they full well knew was going to someone else.

    Advice to Management

    Be professional, honest and up front


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Current Employee"

    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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the people in the office are generally friendly.

    Cons

    Company culture is methodical and requires patience.



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