Microbac Laboratories, Inc. – Why Work For Us?


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.


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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    Good company to grow in. Not pegged into one specific "model" if you will, which gives you the opportunity to explore different routes to personal/professional growth. In this company you have to take the initiative to voice and proactively pursue areas of interest but employees are supported. Top level leaders continue to explore ways to improve the business from all angles (i.e.; sales, staff, facilities, equipment, resources, ect.). Renewed focus on quality, safety and upgrading existing facilities and equipment is refreshing. And expect to work in a fast paced, busy environment if you sign on.


    Overall communication seems to be a challenge in terms of getting relevant information out to all employees but the powers that be are working on improving that. Might find this anywhere but some employees would rather complain than work for solutions. Gets old. Climate/environment can change dramatically from location to location from what I can see. Not all welcome change or even want to explore it.

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    Encourage all levels of management to solicit and use feedback from employees. Very glad to see the new direction the company is going. Lots of changes taking place but most are heard about through the grapevine as opposed to announced to the employees. Give more information more often. Just be careful not to try to push too many changes at once.

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    Long in-person interview. Relatively easy, but no reason for it to be so long. The hiring process is needlessly extended, interview was scheduled weeks in advance, and work did not start for more than a month after the interview.

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    No negotiation whatsoever.

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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' informed... More

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

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