M&T Bank

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M&T Bank Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 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.  

    Great stepping stone for your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager II in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager II in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    Sacrifice a little pay for the opportunity to grow quickly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great place to work!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at M&T Bank

    Pros

    Very nice people, really enjoyed working there

    Cons

    Somewhat old-fashioned, but not bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on moving forward, you're doing great!

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mostly average folks doing good work.

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

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

    Pros

    Job stability, low pressure most of the time.

    Cons

    The management has a preference to temporarily contract subject matter experts rather than invest in the growth of the technical staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the staff... training, challenges, salary. The best caliber talent is attracted to a company offering career growth potential. IMO, the current staffing model will continue the path of good, yet mostly mediocre staff.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at M&T Bank

    Pros

    great to start with as a career

    Cons

    too much politics and low pay

  7.  

    Unhealthy working conditions

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

    I worked at M&T Bank

    Pros

    I wish I could think of a few nice things....

    Cons

    Inadequate training, lack of surveillance causes workplace dishonesty, medical benefits inadequate, schedule can change on a moments notice, continuously functions with an inadequate staff that causes a very stressful and dangerous workplace environment, total lack of concern for life-work balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rework your training to include more in branch training and less computer training, change your security/surveillance to bring it up to date and cut down on employee dishonesty, provide better benefits or at least offer more than one choice, hire an adequate number of people to run your branches-your people can be more productive if they are less stressed, care about your employees the way you claim to.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great place to work if you like your job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Collections and Recovery Specialist in Getzville, NY
    Former Employee - Collections and Recovery Specialist in Getzville, NY

    I worked at M&T Bank as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    My manager was very easy to talk to and always willing to help. She provided excellent feedback and was ready to back you up when you were right. My teammates and other coworkers were friendly and always willing to answer questions. The atmosphere was very comfortable as my position did not require micromanaging.

    Cons

    I was under a 12-month contract. When a position opened on my team for a permanent position, I was told I would not be granted an interview because I was not a "true" employee of M&T and only internal employees would be considered. Internal employees included term and temp employees who worked directly for the bank. It turns out that other internal employees were also excluded because they knew how to do their jobs extremely well and were more than competent. The hiring manager obviously wanted only mediocre employees who would not be considered a threat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiding behind ridiculous ad hoc rules and hire people who are best for the bank and for the customers, not those who are yesmen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Horrible Senior Management

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

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

    Pros

    Developed some good personal friendships.

    Cons

    Try to put everyone into a cookie cutter model regardless of your experience. Senior management out of touch with what actually goes on in the branch on a daily basis. Senior management threatened by anyone who has more aptitude, skills or knowledge than them, therefore limiting your chance for career advancement. Senior management shows favoritism. If you're a "yes man" and well liked you will move on. If you have your own ideas, are a progressive thinker or contradict senior management, you will not be considered for career advancement. Very strict lending structure making it very hard to compete in market. Outdated and inefficient computer systems. Pay scale far below where it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites and put good quality leadership in place to support employees.

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

    M&T is a solid financial institution and a reasonably good place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits were good, including time off policies. Solid reputation in the market and discounts on products. Employee Stock ownership program is available

    Cons

    Lower wage scale than that of competition. Very strict lending policies creating an inability to compete effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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