M&T Bank Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
260 Reviews
3.0
260 Reviews
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M&T Bank Chairman and CEO, M&T Bank Corporation and M&T Bank Bob Wilmers
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159 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have great respect for work-life balance, more than anyplace I've ever worked (in 19 reviews)

  • I have never worked at a company where there wasn't atleast one pro until I worked at M&T Bank (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • HR ignores grievances of labor law violations in addition to M&T Bank policy violations (in 15 reviews)

  • There isn't much room for advancement unless you want to move to Buffalo (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Constant drama but plenty of work to get done.

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    Former Employee - Support  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Support in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at M&T Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fast paced growing position in commercial real estate loan administration. Good team to be apart of at the bank.

    Cons

    Poor Management in place at the time. Needed supervisory training in order to effectively coach staff. More training would have been beneficial. Appreciation and Recognition would have been appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key with your employees. Positive feedback is better received then constant negative feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Was a great company to work for until it became ok to be harassed by fellow co-workers.

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    Former Employee - Relationship Banker I
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker I

    I worked at M&T Bank full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Above average pay in the industry. Benefit are ok not the best. Paid holidays. Company discounts.

    Cons

    No room to advance. Typically hire outside the company for promotions. Try to make you push products and not give customers the full details. Call nights calling on the same people over and over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Their your ticket to hit goals. If someone comes to you with ethical issues do something don't bush it off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not much chance of advancement...

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    Current Employee - Teller  in  Oakland, MD
    Current Employee - Teller in Oakland, MD

    I have been working at M&T Bank part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They are flexible with scheduling and willing to work around my college schedule with my part-time schedule. They are also usually able to give me more hours if I ask for them.

    Cons

    Large company and outside of your branch you don't really feel like you matter. The management sucks. My region is more focused on the larger banks than the small town one that I work in so the managers are free to come and go as they please and basically do nothing. Work is passed down to the tellers when the platform officers should be doing it. Pay isn't great considering its a large corporation.
    Been part-time for 2 years and there is really no chance to advance up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved in the day to day running of the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    No Wilmington Trust

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at M&T Bank

    Pros

    interesting subject matter, good people

    Cons

    Hard to find your footing, number of bodies is indirectly proportionate to amount of work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent industry bank

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    Former Employee - Head Teller  in  Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Head Teller in Wayne, PA

    I worked at M&T Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The hours for the bank were decent during the week. Only had to work 1 Saturday a month which was awesome.

    Cons

    The overcall pay was low for the work that a head teller had to perform

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It's a job.

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    Current Employee - Relationship Banker I  in  Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker I in Lancaster, PA

    I have been working at M&T Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people generally. They pay you.

    Cons

    Little to no recognition for work done if it's not sales. Constantly changing goals and focus... literally every 6 weeks. Low wages, non competitive and minuscule increases.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Loved the people, hated the politics

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Frederick, MD

    I worked at M&T Bank full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can help customers, autonomy, career opportunities

    Cons

    Politics can cause you to not get promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Politics are not the way to run a business, keep in mind those that are interested in being promoted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Its a living!

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    Current Employee - Operations Middle Manager  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Operations Middle Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at M&T Bank full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Steady Work. Pay is decent but not great.

    Cons

    Lots of non value added meeting time. Too many supervisors and not enough lower level people that actually do the work. Supervision spend their entire day in meetings "talking about what should get done".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to seriously review employee surveys when they come out you may learn what needs attention and you might be able to make it a better place for all to work at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Relationship Banker I

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    Former Employee - Relationship Banker I
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker I

    I worked at M&T Bank full-time

    Pros

    I had a good time working at my particular branch, great team dynamics and the manager was not in my face all the time. They do give you your space to do your job and provide you the important tools necessary to maintain an organized and productive place of work.

    Cons

    During my tenure, upper management decided to cut hours across the board, basically saying that the branches can get everything up and running in 15 minutes as well as close the entire branch in 15 or less. The few times I met with upper management(excluding regional manager) I had a sense they were a bit uppity and maybe a little condescending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate more on doing the job right and not quickly. Provide better leads if you are going to insist on constant outbound calling.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at M&T Bank full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with team members - family friendly environment. Nice work/life balance.

    Cons

    No strategic direction from executive leadership. Average to below average raises. HQ is in Buffalo, NY. Too many acquisitions, no overall plan to leverage local expertise acquired in acquisitions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your staff - do not micro manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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