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Microbac Laboratories, Inc. Overview

Pittsburgh, PA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$100 to $500 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 ... Read more

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

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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    Since starting at Microbac Laboratories, I have been treated with a tremendous amount of respect, and met with genuinely caring attitudes from every member of the business I have encountered from the top down. There is an immediate feeling of being part of something, which makes going to work everyday far more rewarding than the typical "job". The senior leadership takes a genuine interest in employees and their personal lives, without prying or being invasive. Even offering their personal time to help make sure employees have all that is needed to be the best employee possible.

          A comprehensive benefits package, including generous PTO and bonuses, adds extra incentive to become part of the team at Microbac. Overall, the pros outweigh the cons drastically.

         The work being done here at Microbac is very rewarding as well. Whether you have a PhD or a high school education, there is absolutely no shortage of learning to be done here.


    Microbac, in recent years had some difficulties, and as a result there is apprehension about spending money. Nevertheless, they are finding creative ways to invest in the future of the company and move toward the growth of the business.

        It should also be noted, for those thinking of relocating, that Boulder is a very expensive real estate market. There are many areas within 15-45 minutes of Boulder though, offering much more sensible housing costs. That being said, Boulder is expensive because it is amazing.

    Advice to Management

    Operate the business as if you have reached your goals. Hire the people who fit the company you want to become. Invest in the equipment that will attract the business you hope to gain in the future. All of this, rather than waiting for the growth of the business to justify the cost. This will put in to play a solid foundation to sustain the growth that is the goal of the company.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cortland, NY
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Microbac Laboratories, Inc. (Cortland, NY) in March 2017.


    Easy interview. Certainly do not ask technical questions. They are in the middle or rearranging rooms to differentiate labs They offered $16 per hour. Talk about a low ball offer. I declinded!

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    • When could I start? Do I have experience   2 Answers
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