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USG Reviews

Updated June 29, 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)

    "samples Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Samples in Bedford, TX
    Former Employee - Samples in Bedford, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved working for this company! I had always done office work previously, but really enjoyed working here!

    Cons

    We has our cabinet right by the door where the safety glasses were kept to put on/take off, I got wrote up after my work hours for taking my glasses off which I put them up as was getting ready to leave !

    Advice to Management

    chill out! litigation caused lay offs, I left then.


  2. "Could"

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    Former Employee - Date Input in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Date Input in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Clean and up to date

    Cons

    However, the management was very poor in terms of delegating responsibility and task for when they would consistently leave without notice to either work in the Chicago location or to go on their vacation for the third time in a row.

    Advice to Management

    Help new employees to get to know the other employees.

  3. "Good Benefits & Corporate Is Slow To Act"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at USG full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and positive staff.

    Cons

    Corporate is slow to make decisions which negatively affect its customers.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on delivering value to customers and less on creating barriers that affect how quickly the staff can deliver to the customer.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Tough decade yields same company. Current management loathe to make game changing decisions."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair benefits, wonderful non-C suite people, great location, excellent work-life balance, nice office space. Opportunities to gain diverse experience early in career. Great place for early career development.

    Cons

    C-Suite execs completely out of touch with the realities of the business. Empty suits playing businessman/woman. Linear thinkers who arrived at the top by riding the market growth wave. Don't stay past the 10 year mark - get your experience and move on. It is a very insular world. Advancement is not meritorious.

    Advice to Management

    Check your ego at the door and stop bullying people. Everyone is afraid of you and therefore you don't get honest feedback. The perception is that you think you can do it all alone and don't need any input from your leadership teams. Look in the mirror and check your ego. Company performance under your tenure is underperforming the market. That's on you. Stop telling all of your employees about all of your vacation houses or that you bought your 16 year old a BMW or how much money you have! The expression "tone deaf" was written for you. You are getting rich on the backs of the people you bully all day long.


  5. "I did a month long internship at the headquarters in Jan 2014 with the Supply Chain Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance.
    Very friendly and accommodating staff.
    Good place for career growth and transformation.
    Good location, and good US presence.

    Cons

    The work can get boring at times. It is difficult to be very excited about manufacturing building products. Nonetheless the ability to move around within the company generally counters this.


  6. "Over all good environment to grow career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Upper management at corporate level are great at mentoring and development. Work events are always a great time

    Cons

    Plant personnel need to allow corporate shared services to develop. Plants needs to purged old and incompetent management.


  7. "Great company that allows good balance between work and personal life."

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    Current Employee - Shares Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Shares Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere
    Good people
    Loyal to their employees

    Cons

    Salaries not adjusted for high cost of living areas

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your good sales people are being paid what they are worth in their markets.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office culture isn't too rough depending on your department. Finance team is very experienced. Office is in a good location. Good benefits

    Cons

    Some departments are exposed to more of the business than others. Overall, the majority of the finance team is exposed to good work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiringfrom within.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company values, opportunity to see results of projects

    Cons

    work a lot of holidays which are only opportunities for maintenance


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good co-workers, friendly environment, poor middle management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great and for the most part the people are good to work with. It is a very friendly environment and the work is generally interesting and challenging. The direction upper management is giving is good and the stated culture is good.

    Cons

    The stated culture does not live up to the reality. Work life balance has steadily deteriorated. There often seem to be too many managers and not enough people actually doing the work..


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