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USG Reviews

Updated May 19, 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 5 reviews)

  • Limited short term opportunities for advancement (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great work/life balance!"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent technical and leadership training for project engineers! Management is very approachable and works with you to resolve issues. Promotions are beginning to take-off and many more are expected due to senior personnel retiring. Excellent benefits, company perks, and work/life balance!

    Cons

    The company seems to only care about the wallboard side of business-- good luck seeing change if you're not at a wallboard plant. Pay is not competitive. I personally feel that the company's shared services could be structured better.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the non-wallboard plants!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

    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
    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. "Solid Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good industry! Building Products are always in demand.

    Cons

    When cut backs come everyone is a risk.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "samples Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. "great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working environment. People are friendly. Free lunch sometimes.

    Cons

    They don't treat their contract workers the same as "real" employees.


  9. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    USG employs great people, has good benefits and is a comfortable place to work.

    Cons

    Most senior positions are in Chicago, so you have to move there to move into senior management positions.


  10. "Architectural Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at USG full-time

    Pros

    Team atmosphere, co-workers are great people. Innovative products, policy, procedures

    Cons

    Political, management can be out of touch


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Could go good or bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USG full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company history
    A lot of job autonomy
    Opportunities for learning and growth
    Company invests in it's employees

    Cons

    Management can be very political
    A good ol boy network prevents innovation
    Not many employees in the 20 and 30 age group - it can be lonely
    Not many choices as far as location
    Pay is below industry standard

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the company's flaws, correct them, and USG is small enough and has low enough inertia to change. It can be a very enjoyable place to work, which will attract the best and brightest talent... as well as retain and energize those individuals. The pay is not quite as high as other companies, but with sufficient travel, and flexible schedules, USG could become one of the better companies for working professionals.


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