Microbac Laboratories, Inc. – Why Work For Us?

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Microbac is a premier testing company that partners with clients to help them understand the quality, safety and performance of their products and operations. Through a network of 30 laboratories running numerous tests for the food, environmental, life science and specialty markets each day, Microbac creates time-sensitive data and insights to support its clients' informed decision-making. 

We have a wide spectrum of scientific testing capabilities and expertise. From food to consumer products, industrial materials to drinking water, soil and air to drug development and discovery - we touch many industries within the economy and can simplify the purchase of testing services across a broad universe of needs. 

At Microbac, we endeavor to deliver value that reaches beyond the walls of our laboratories. We collaborate with our clients to understand their performance objectives and offer tools, services and solutions to help meet those objectives. 

If you're looking for top tier laboratory services, or are interested in joining a premier laboratory group, we want to hear from you.
 
 
Specialties: Environmental Testing, Food Microbiology, Food Testing, Agrochemical Testing, Pharmaceutical Testing, Viral Clearance, Antimicrobial Efficacy, Stability and Shelf Life Studies, Medical Device Testing, Consumer and Manufactured Product Testing, Food Chemistry.


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Microbac operates a group of over 30 diverse, independent testing laboratories focused upon delivering exceptional client service and producing the highest quality data.

As one of the largest, privately-owned testing firms in the United States, Microbac continues to pursue a growth path through a relentless focus upon client value.  The individual efforts of our team of professionals enables Microbac to cultivate trusting partnerships with clients who stretch around the globe and require a comprehensive menu of environmental compliance, food, pharmaceutical, agricultural and consumer product analytical testing services. 

Microbac seeks to assemble teams of scientists and business professionals who are energized by personal career opportunity and delivering superior client value. 

If you are curious, committed to excellence, willing to step out and take initiative, and value collaboration to solve issues of critical importance to clients, give us a call.  We’d like to hear from you.

Microbac is an equal opportunity employer.

Why Work For Us

Our Mission:  Science coupled with great people producing an amazing experience for customers.

Microbac is a family founded and owned, privately operated company with a network of diverse laboratories located in many different states throughout the U.S.  At Microbac, we strive to excel in meeting the testing needs of our customers.  Achieving that goal requires the collaborative efforts of many different professionals working in concert.  From office personnel to laboratory professionals, all of our employees perform functions that are vitally important to the overall success of our company.  Our employees know that the work they perform is important and has a direct impact on the businesses of our clients as well as the well being of the general public.  

We operate within high energy, fast paced environments that constantly challenge us to rise to new heights.  We know our strength is in our people.  All of our employees are engaged in a continual process of improvement and are encouraged to voice their ideas and explore ways to make Microbac better for tomorrow. 


Benefits Summary:

At Microbac, we are continually looking for ways to better meet the needs of our diverse family of employees.  Below you will find a brief list of some of the benefits that are offered to eligible employees.

  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) plan
  • Profit Sharing
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Dependant Scholarships
  • Paid Time Off
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance

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    Do as much work for us as you possibly can, and you might get a couple extra cents an hour.....

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    I have been working at Microbac Laboratories, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nature of work is interesting (if you're into this type of work), networking, care about data quality & integrity

    Cons

    Do not follow through on incentives (odds of actually getting a bonus / raise / promotion are slim), Regulated overtime despite heavy workloads, lots of money at the top (private plane & pilot...), high-deductible HSA style benefits are costly, particularly for a family, focus on company expansion takes away from work quality, silly emails about "cost cutting measures" sent out to entire company with an "if you don't, no bonus" tacked onto the end. Generally depressing work environment...no one enjoyed being at their job.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your employee turn around rates. People will not stay in a position where they are not being treated well, especially when they have degrees that will allow them to go elsewhere. Yes, everyone is expendable...but that doesn't make your company look too great if everyone is always leaving. Spend some time at your recently acquired facilities and see how they truly operate - perhaps your corporate policies should not be applied universally, but rather on a facility-by-facility basis.


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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Microbac Laboratories, Inc. (Worcester, MA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    A few weeks after applying, I was randomly called by the lab supervisor at a time I was unavailable. We scheduled a phone interview the next week, and he missed the scheduled call but immediately decided to instead bring me onsite Friday of the same week. Fairly easy interview, but what was really disappointing was the only followup I got was HR lying that they "will be closing this position (from further applications?) and will be reviewing candidates and interviewing on an on going basis (despite how I had at that point already interviewed a few weeks ago, which was in turn almost a month since the position was advertised? Yeah right...)." I'm fine with the standard automated HR rejection emails, but the automated emails blatantly lying to candidates is not okay. Overall, connected with the lab supervisor and an otherwise decent interview experience, but the company's HR department really needs to change their system of candidate rejection to an actual rejection email, rather than saying they're beginning to interview candidates, which is far from the same thing (and no, "other candidates" is NOT supposed to be a bad sign. You really naive enough to think any interviewer's gonna bank it all on one single candidate? Besides, I've had interviewers tell me they were interviewing other candidates who later on advanced me to the next stages).

    Interview Questions

    • Thoughts on working in a food lab? Asked me about overall lab experience and about things such as PCR and LIMS that I listed I had experience in with my resume   Answer Question

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Additional Info

Website www.microbac.com
Headquarters Pittsburgh, PA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1969
Type Company - Private
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Microbac is a premier testing company that partners with clients to help them understand the quality, safety and performance of their products and operations. Through a network of 30 laboratories running numerous tests for the food, environmental, life science and specialty markets each day, Microbac creates time-sensitive data and insights to support its clients ... More

Mission: Dedicated family of professionals providing scientific information, expertise, partnering, and solutions to clients needing testing, measurement, and personalized services.

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