M&T Bank

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M&T Bank Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
291 Reviews
3.0
291 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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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance can't be beat (generous vacation time and rarely work over time) (in 24 reviews)

  • You get the work life balance and in certain cities a lot of people know about M&t (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • HR ignores grievances of labor law violations in addition to M&T Bank policy violations (in 17 reviews)

  • There isn't much room for advancement unless you want to move to Buffalo (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits, hard to move up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at M&T Bank full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The time off policy is amazing. You can buy extra time each year and they don't make you feel guilty for taking it. Company utilitizes programs that are beneficial for the job.

    Cons

    Overtime - my department was on mandatory overtime with limits to what hours could be worked which made getting the hours in difficult. Managment is micro-managed and have a tendancy to breath down your neck. They also don't know the job and depend on the staff for helping others instead of learning to become capable on their own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach the supervisors more about their job instead of making them focus on trainings that don't matter. Try to take into account that when the staff see's their boss in meetings all day and they are left on their own constantly that the staff are going to slack off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Involved in their community

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at M&T Bank full-time

    Pros

    Cares about their community and those who live in it

    Cons

    Ability for growth but pay scale increases are not what you would think that

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part-time Teller in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Part-time Teller in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at M&T Bank part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is a very flexible job. Good for students or people who need to have flexible.

    Cons

    The bank is kind of outdated. The things you could do in five seconds at another bank takes 10 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at M&T Bank full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance can't be beat (generous vacation time and rarely work over time)
    Friendly people and great work culture
    Stable environment
    Great bank to be part of
    Big bank but small bank feel (direct line to communicate with upper management)
    Emphasis on community within the bank and in the city

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are hard to come by
    Lateral movement in the bank isn't easy and opportunities not often available
    Not the most exciting work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attract younger workers with more attractive incentives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Over all good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Strong benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of communication from my direct Manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job, but people are set in their ways

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Analyst IV in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Project Analyst IV in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at M&T Bank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good bank, knowledgeable employees, they stick by their policies. Lots of community groups. IT is a little behind, but a large push from above is catching the bank up with its competitors.

    Cons

    Old culture, most employees have been with the bank for over 20 years. My pay is half of those i work with/above. IT is behind it's competitors. Bank could provide better benefits to it's customers (they have too many fees)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    M&T is a great place to work with lot's of opportunities for growth and advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker

    I have been working at M&T Bank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    M&T has given me some amazing opportunities for growth, training, and advancement. I have only been with the company a short period of time and the resources they have spent to help me advance in my career has been truly amazing. This bank believes in slow steady growth and acquisition and really focuses on the relationship between its employees and its customers.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a disconnect between the expectations of the corporate office and the regional branch network. I have found that the expectations at the local level are often quite different due to unexpected or unplanned staffing shortages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have noticed that the HR Department is often very slow in its hiring process and that there is a continuous shortage in personnel often at the expense of the very thing as a bank that is prized most ... Customer Service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    good and nice working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at M&T Bank as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Dedicated Workforce, understanding working environment

    Cons

    High level vendor dependency, Big projects always outsourced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More internal effort required for Prjcts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great If It Fits You

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at M&T Bank full-time

    Pros

    M&T is conservative. While that is not a bad thing, it is one of the few companies where all the employees recognize that the bank is conservative and the culture is built around that. Everyone is extremely friendly and willing to lend a hand or mentor. The work-life balance is also perfect. That, however, does not work for everyone and can drive particularly ambitious people away.

    Cons

    People are always asking for feedback before things are pushed through. It is great that the bank cares about its employees' opinions, but it also means change takes a long time to occur.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I like where the bank is going and where it stands. It has maintain a solid foundation and continues to do so, but it might also be okay to allow a little ambition to seep through so that there's faster progress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Central technology is great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business & Planning Analyst IV in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Business & Planning Analyst IV in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at M&T Bank full-time

    Pros

    Lots of growth potential as CT is expanding
    Recognition of a job well done by many levels of management
    Interesting work to be done
    Almost every co worker is friendly and genuinely cares about others.
    I like what I do and management seems to care that you like your job.
    They attempt to comp time when lots of overtime hours have to be put in
    There are plenty of people willing to jump in and help where they can.

    Cons

    Management staff should spend more time helping grow young, talented, and ambitious individuals instead of programs like mdp that are almost all reserved for external candidates.

    Pay a more competitive wage. There is a wide variance in pay practices in different areas. You should not promote people into the lowest $ in the range for that job grade. It is a slap in the face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Within the next 10 years, a lot of the bench strength in CT will be retiring. Please be more interested in developing those who want to fill those positions. Mdp program should be more than a feel-good and should be half internal candidates. Take a little less notice of people's titles when considering opinions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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