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USG Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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USG CEO James S. Metcalf
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Pros
  • Excellent work life balance (if you are in the right department) (in 9 reviews)

  • The people you work with are good people (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • company's success is tied to the housing market (in 5 reviews)

  • Work life balance has steadily deteriorated (in 3 reviews)

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  1. samples Department

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    Former Employee - Samples in Bedford, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Samples in Bedford, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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. Solid Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good industry! Building Products are always in demand.

    Cons

    When cut backs come everyone is a risk.

  3. An exceptionally well run company with the highest of business and personal ethics. A great relationship-based company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at USG

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Welcoming culture; great relationships & colleagues; opportunities.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working at USG.

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  5. Could

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    Former Employee - Date Input in Libertyville, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Date Input in Libertyville, IL (US)

    I worked at USG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    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.

  6. Good Benefits & Corporate Is Slow To Act

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at USG full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  7. Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Wonderful opportunities for advancement
    People tend to work together rather than at odds with each other

    Cons

    Can be difficult to interact with senior management
    Office location out of mainstream
    HR Department aloof from employee feelings and desires

  8. Cost Accounting

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at USG as a contractor

    Pros

    There,was cost accounting, accruals and production balancing

    Cons

    High turnovers, lack of skills, there,was a lot of oops

    Advice to Management

    I'm so glad that it is over and done with

  9. Rollercoaster

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at USG full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers were friendly and hardworking. The location by Union station is convenient.

    Cons

    Annual rounds of lay offs. Every time a quarterly number is missed, the only strategy is to layoff more people. Little job security. It isn't clear how they can compete given all the debt that they need to pay off.

    Advice to Management

    Plan out resource needs so we aren't hiring staff one week and laying off the next. The L&W business unit and manufacturing need to work as a team.

  10. very profit motivated

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at USG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    the benefits were very good

    Cons

    The company's management was very old school

  11. civil servant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at USG

    Pros

    job security is there if you are full time

    Cons

    almost everything else about the career isn't inspiring

    Advice to Management

    Figure out your mission

USG Photos

USG workers at the East Chicago manufacturing plant.
L&W Supply branch locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials nationwide.
CEO Jim Metcalf chats with a USG employee.

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