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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. Helpful (1)

    "USG Research Center - Great company with job stability"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Research in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job Stability
    Friendly coworkers
    Promotes safety and inclusion
    Decent pay
    Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Mostly nitpicking, but their is a large age gap between senior employees (30+ years of exp) to new employees (0-10 years of exp), which can create an environment that can be unfavorable. Management was working on improving, but I'm not sure if there is an easy answer.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing and finding new ways to promote employee moral.


  2. "Maintenance Mechanic"

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    • 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.

  3. "Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  4. "samples"

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    • 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


  5. "Frustrating place to work"

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    • 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.


  6. "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


  7. "Security officer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Aş Şāḩī (Iraq)
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Aş Şāḩī (Iraq)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to learn and experience new things.

    Cons

    Got to see the talent within the employees

    Advice to Management

    Got to see and appreciate the ability of an employee so that along with him the company grows.

  8. "Project Engineer coop"

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    • 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. "Not bad"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


  10. "Good place to work"

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    • 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


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