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USG Reviews

Updated August 22, 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 (2)

    "The work environment at times although constantly changing can be personally stagnant."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Co wokers, benefits, flexibility in work schedule

    Cons

    Never enough time or resources to carry out plans


  2. Helpful (3)

    "USG vs. L&W Supply"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Having worked for both, USG was the prime example of a company that supported it's employees with continued education, advancement opportunity and professionalism exhibited by the worker bees and most of the management. The culture was very people oriented

    Cons

    L&W Supply, proved to be the opposite of USG in terms of employee professionalism, particularly that exhibited by some of the management. Individual initiative nor continued education were never seen as positive attributes or goals. Little to no advancement opportunity regardless of what was offered when you are hired. The L&W culture is they come first, your family comes second.

    Advice to Management

    USG- Keep up the good work.
    L&W-If your staff was more professional(from the sales people to the forklift driver), maybe your customers would respect you more and your sales would increase.

  3. "Sales rep"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in New England, ND
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in New England, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not a stressful job at all. Often work together with your clients identifying new projects and identify potential wall board demand

    Cons

    Not many , future potential for advancement not as great as other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the people who act as foot soldiers . We represent the company at the mist basic level.


  4. "Company working hard to overcome greater economic forces."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, dedicated to customers and employees.

    Cons

    Downturn in construction economy that won't end.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fighting the good fight.


  5. "In my limited time with the company, I can honestly say I am glad I choose USG to begin my career."

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

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

    Pros

    Good company for growth.
    Safety is most important.
    Quarterly Bonuses.
    Friendly Coworkers.
    Recently Rebranded itself to excel.
    Feeds you quite well.

    Cons

    Matching Policy isn't very good, only 10 cents on the dollar.
    Not really diverse for engineering positions and up.
    Can't compete with Oil and Gas Salaries, but decent.

    Advice to Management

    Try to become more diverse when hiring. All in all the company is going in the right direction.


  6. "great company trying to get through the economy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    trying to push too many engineers into management too soon.

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrician in Mediapolis, IA
    Current Employee - Electrician in Mediapolis, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly People, Great Hours and good enviroment

    Cons

    Disorganized, out of touch with technology

    Advice to Management

    Take some chances

  8. "USG provided great opportunities for me!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at USG full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The ability to see many facilities and places across the country.

    Cons

    Exempt team members are typically required to relocate to promote.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "OK but used to be better"

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

    I have been working at USG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated people who really care oabout the business. This is a very relationship oriented company.

    Cons

    Management tends not to value folks with many years of experience


  10. Helpful (2)

    "USG - The Best and Worst Place I Ever Worked."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Non Management in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Non Management in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at USG full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great People. Great Product. Excellent work life balance (if you are in the right department). A family atmosphere. Located downtown right behind the Metra train station. Pay is OK, not the best, but not the worst. Lots of extra activities, focus groups, lunch and learns, weight loss challenges…things to benefit the employees. Great perks.

    Cons

    USG rarely gets rid of people who have proven to no longer be valuable to the company. In many departments these "slacker" or OLD heads hold key positions. This is demoralizing to up and comings and doesn't give you the warm an fuzzes about promotions. Career paths are better than previous years, but a long way to go.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the little guys who actually do the work.


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