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USG Reviews

Updated 16 February, 2015
Updated 16 February, 2015
91 Reviews
3.5
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USG CEO James S. Metcalf
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Recruiter

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at USG

    Pros

    Good Company
    good salary
    good environment

    Cons

    Joined newly, so nothing to say

  2.  

    Very organized and professional company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at USG

    Pros

    Employees are treated very well. Company cares about them.

    Cons

    Conflicting ideas are common and not always dealt with properly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Thrown into the fire, hard work goes unnoticed

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    Current Intern - Project Engineer Co-Op
    Current Intern - Project Engineer Co-Op

    I have been working at USG as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    You make your own schedule, there is plenty of job security, ability to move up in the company for college grads.

    Cons

    Pay is just below average with industry, management has a plan and is not too willing to listen to opinions or analysis. Also, projects will be put on hold until manager wants to do the project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have money allocated for projects before starting the projects. Also, pay your workers an average wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  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 (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at USG

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    They really don't care about their employees as long as they get their money,avoid this company.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Honolulu, HI (US)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Honolulu, HI (US)

    I worked at USG as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    none theres nothing good about it.

    Cons

    everything, low pay I don't even know the managers all the responsibility goes to the supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great company, cares about employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at USG as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    HQ is an incredibly nice facility.
    Great, kind people
    The perks and pay (even as an intern!) were great

    Cons

    My particular manager rarely checked in with me and did not contribute positively to my experience, but that cannot be said about the company as a whole

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    PM

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at USG as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice office, good location, good views, free coffee, nice cafeteria

    Cons

    IT Management really doesn't seem to want to progress based on suggestions by contractors. They are more worried about your core hours than the work one can produce. Sad, really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the contractors you hire. You hired them for their expertise and skills. They have been around the block and know a thing or two.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great intern opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Project Engineer in Sweetwater, TX (US)
    Former Intern - Project Engineer in Sweetwater, TX (US)

    I worked at USG as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    You're given lots of responsibilities and projects which are actually implemented and used. You get to work on projects that may take millions of dollars and you get to work with a great team of engineers. As an intern we qualified for overtime over 40 hours even though we were paid as salary. This was a very safety conscious company that was great to work for.

    Cons

    If you work here full time it's a small town and a small office. You'll have to move across the country a few times to move up in the engineering ranks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Over all good environment to grow career

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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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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