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Microbac Laboratories, Inc. Reviews

Updated April 10, 2019
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  • "Upper Management, especially COOPORATE, don’t Care about their employees" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Generally depressing work environment" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to gain lab experience"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Dayville, CT
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Dayville, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microbac Laboratories, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There's a lot of tests that need to be run and opportunity to learn a lot. The pay is pretty decent for the work and the people are great to work with. Sometimes quality control people get worked up about due dates but if you try your best then you don't really have to worry.

    Cons

    Hours can be very long depending on how many samples are in.


  2. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microbac Laboratories, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Division works hard and well together.

    Cons

    Programs are started and then suddenly cancelled.

    Advice to Management

    Try to slow the pace down.

  3. "Good place for fresh graduates"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very good place for inexperienced scientists

    Cons

    Open door policy is actually open door policy which means you can report managers to corporate for just breathing.


  4. "Great starter spot"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Merrillville, IN
    Current Employee - Analyst in Merrillville, IN

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

    Pros

    great people, great hours good experience

    Cons

    could be long hours at times


  5. "Good/ and bad"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot, across many fields, you will never get board

    Cons

    Management is very distant and make decisions that directly effect you but they don't understand all the details.


  6. "Competitive"

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    Current Employee - Administrative
    Current Employee - Administrative
    Recommends

    I have been working at Microbac Laboratories, Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Offers three HDHP plans, HSA and 1 PPO and FSA

    Cons

    The main con is having an HSA. Prefer co-pays.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer more plans for employees and families.


  7. "Decent work place for entry level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The co-workers are great. Each day is interesting never boring.

    Cons

    Could have better pay and benefits.

  8. "A decent work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microbac Laboratories, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly employees, relaxed environment

    Cons

    inconsistent and slow, tedious work


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Hostile work environment"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Felxible hours. Great stepping stone on your resume.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment. People yelled and screamed at one another. Threatened to punch other people. When management was spoke to about these things it was thrown under the rug. When employees emailed to open door it was swept under the rug. The manager at one of the offices plays favorites. That's why this person that was aggressive yelled and screamed and got NO write up and barely a verbal warning. The pay is egregious. You are literally just a worker bee that is expendable and valueless. The trainning is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Those that create a hostile work environment make Microbac liable for a hostile work environment lawsuit. You should always cut those people loose.


  10. "Field Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Microbac Laboratories, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    The employees are friendly, and the environment is nice. They provide field techs with company cars, and the work schedule is flexible.

    Cons

    The pay isn't too great, and sometimes it feels like it is short staffed.