M&T Bank
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M&T Bank MDP Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 12, 2014
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I interviewed at M&T Bank in October 2013.

Interview Details – The interview and hiring process was relatively easy. I applied through my school's career database and had an on-campus interview. Afterward, I was flown to the location of my proposed position where I had a more intense interview to see if I could fill the position. It wasn't bad though as they were just making sure that I made the qualifications and would perform the job well.

Interview Question – Nothing was specifically too difficult. All of the questions were fit questions and asking about myself.   Answer Question

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Timonium, MD

I applied through college or university and interviewed at M&T Bank.

Interview Details – Contacted by college recruiter, met with her. She was very nice and interview was conversational. Then was flown down to Baltimore and did 2 in-person interviews w/ members of the Credit analysis team, and did two phone interviews- one w/ an HR recruiter, and the other with the head of the credit team. Overall interview wasn't difficult. They kept asking if I had any questions.

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I applied through college or university and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at M&T Bank in October 2013.

Interview Details – I applied to M&T through my campus career center. I had an initial interview with one guy for 30 minutes that was strictly behavioral. We hit it off pretty well and he asked me a lot of specific questions about my resume and experiences. The interview was pretty easy.

I received a notification about two weeks later stating that they would like to fly me to Buffalo (their headquarters) to see their offices and conduct final interviews. They sent me a list of about 18 different groups within the bank and descriptions of the work. They had me order my top five and were able to schedule my interview with my second choice, Bankwide Transformation.

In Buffalo, I went to a lunch with two current MDPs and three other applicants. It was very informal, and they answered any questions about the bank, the program, and the city of Buffalo. I had a 30 minute interview with an HR rep and two 30 minute interviews with members of the group I was interviewing with. All of these interviews didn't seem all that much like they were interviewing me as much as a sales pitch to work for the company and the group. Everybody I talked to tried to sell me on Buffalo, specifically. Definitely come prepared with questions to ask everybody you interview with because after they ask you 1-2 questions they open it up and expect you to ask questions. Everybody I encountered was very nice. My one complaint is that in both buildings I went to, neither receptionist offered me a beverage. It's usually a nice touch.

The MDP program consists of ten weeks of company-wide training. A lot of it is personal development type stuff which is cool. The other cool part is that the class of 80 MDPs is really encouraged to bond over company social events. There's even a retreat. Seems like an awesome program. Bankwide Transformation seemed very cool as well. Deals with large-scale projects for the bank. They offered 3 weeks paid vacation which was nice in addition to all of the bank holidays. The salary was about $48,000. They said they worked about 50 hours a week and left their work at the office which was nice. At the end of the day, M&T is what it is, a conservative bank. If that sounds like something you may be interested it, then this will be a great, fun opportunity for you.

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Reason for Declining – I would've accepted this position if I didn't have any other comparable options, and I think I would've been happy there. That being said, I had another opportunity that was in a much better city and paid much better. Buffalo is a tough place to draw talent.

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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at M&T Bank.

Interview Details – Very Straightforward interview style. Professional and friendly.

Interview Question – Questions were to be as expected, no trick questions   Answer Question

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Baltimore, MD

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at M&T Bank.

Interview Details – On campus intereview. General resume questions. Second round in Baltimore with 3 differetn executuves. Offered made shortly after.

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Buffalo, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at M&T Bank in October 2011.

Interview Details – The interview process gave me a good sense of how the MDP will be trained at M&T Bank. I had a nice interaction with the interviewer, but he looked quite bored with what I said so my advice to future candidates: be prepared and know a lot about M&T Bank and tell interesting stories.

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Buffalo, NY

The process took 2 months - interviewed at M&T Bank in November 2011.

Interview Details – First round on campus with a VP. Second round was a full day in Buffalo with a handful of people from my division and HR, as well as a lunch with current MDPs. Also did a third round of phone interviews with managers. Questions were straightforward. They want to make sure you know M&T and will be OK to relocate.

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Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate. The bank is generous in relocation assistance (e.g. relocation bonus, relocation adviser, realtor).

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Buffalo, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at M&T Bank in December 2011.

Interview Details – Initial 30 minute on-campus interview. Went fairly well and conversational.

After 10 days, I was offered a on-site interview at the headquarters in Buffalo, NY. The office visit consisted of 4 half-hour interviews (3 in-person and 1 phone). Overall, the interviews were relatively easy. Questions ranged from general interview questions to behavioral questions. The whole process was finished by noon and followed by lunch with a former MDP, which was informal and very helpful.

The bank seemed well managed with great down-to-earth people.

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Baltimore, MD

The process took 3 months - interviewed at M&T Bank in December 2007.

Interview Details – Interview process starts through your college campus where M&T actively recruits in the Upstate NY and MD areas. Submit your resume and cover letter through your career center and, once screened, you may get the opportunity for a face to face interview with a representative from M&T Bank. If you make it past the first round, you are asked to do a phone interview. After the phone interview, you are flown down to Baltimore or Buffalo for the final round of interviews (at least 3). After the final round of interviews, you are offered a contract and either accept or decline.

Interview Question – What is the difference between a manager and a leader?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate. It was a very competitive offer. It is very hard to get in the program so chances of negotiating your salary are next to none. They will probably just tell you they will go to someone on their waiting list. Everyone had the same salary coming in that was an external candidate (slight variations depending on cost of living)

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Interviewed at M&T Bank

Interview Details – The first round consisted of an on campus interview. The questions were pretty straight forward and I basically just walked my interviewer through my resume. They contacted me about 2 weeks after the first round of interviews to notify me of my on site interview.

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