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USG Reviews

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USG CEO James S. Metcalf
James S. Metcalf
22 Ratings
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    Great company that allows good balance between work and personal life.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shares Sales Representative  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Shares Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at USG full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

USG Interviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
Updated Jul 25, 2014

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    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at USG in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    I met with USG to interview for a manager position within Information Technology. I met with an HR representative and 3 IT leaders. All the people were pleasant, informed, and had fairly consistent things to say throughout.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked if this job was enough responsibility for me based on my past experience. My resume indicates positions that were higher in responsibility, and there was a general concern that I was not coming in at too low of a level. It is a valid concern, but a difficult question to answer!   Answer Question
    No Offer
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World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008

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Website www.usg.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1901
Type Company - Public (USG)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue £2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year

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