M&T Bank Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
274 Reviews
3.1
274 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 22 reviews)

  • I have never worked at a company where there wasn't atleast one pro until I worked at M&T Bank (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • HR ignores grievances of labor law violations in addition to M&T Bank policy violations (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    It was ok

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    • 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    The bank is kind of outdated.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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable workplace

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    • 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
  3.  

    Over all good experience

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Strong bank with solid foundation and growth prospects

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    • 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

    The bank is growing and on a recent acquisition binge which doesn't show signs if letting up in the near future. That means there's is room for growth and expansion depending on the department you're in, but likely most of them. Pay is higher than average for comparable jobs, at least in the Western New York area. This is a bank that cares about it's bottom line, obviously, but it also cares about the communities it operates in and it's employees, in as much as you would expect from a bank.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better but are roughly on par with most regional and large banks. The 401(k) match could be more generous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time. Opportunity is plentiful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job, but people are set in their ways

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    • 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
  7.  

    Not the right fit

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Financially solid; conservative; long history; respected in it's communities

    Cons

    not quick to implement change; very relationship oriented; average pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    MDP

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Friendly management, good support. Good world life balance, good benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes very bureacratic. Compensation is not stellar.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Teller

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    Former Employee - Senior Teller in Linthicum, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Teller in Linthicum, MD

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

    Pros

    Benefits are really good, work schedule is consistent, coworkers are decent depending on branch, stable, small referral goals compared to other banks.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other banks, no communication between upper management and branches, depending on your branch manager you will not move up. Little room for advancement. Managers play favorites. POLITICS!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within and CROSS TRAIN your employees. Your employee shouldn't have to beg to get training for their position or to do a better job. Stop advancing people based on who they know or whose behind they kissed!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Focus on the next generation of leaders!

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people (your colleagues) and vacation time.

    Cons

    It is all about the shareholders (mostly upper management).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't focus on the next generation of leaders (v. the upper management that won't be around in 10 years), you will continue to lose these people to the competition. What are you doing to incentivize the people that have been with M&T for 5-10 years? They will be the ones that will be around 15 years from now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent Place to Start

    • 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

    Pros

    Great Management, Flexible Time Off, Good Benefits and 401K match

    Cons

    Little upward mobility, behind on technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more advanced technology to be more competitive with other banks. Come on, no mobile deposits? Other banks have been doing this for years now. We are really lacking in the technology department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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