M&T Bank Reviews

Updated May 1, 2015
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M&T Bank Chairman and CEO, M&T Bank Corporation and M&T Bank Bob Wilmers
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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. Relationship Banker 1

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Various in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Various in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at M&T Bank

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good environment, good work / life balance, good hours, decent perks, well known and trusted name regionally, great products at competitive rates, high standards work as both a pro and con but weigh more towards the pro in the bottom line of shareholders

    Cons

    Pay is significantly below average, benefits are good, but costly. Often in branches, I have noticed (but not experienced for myself) personal issues / politics come into play, even in opportunities for advancement, however that was not experienced in the larger banking / call centers

    Advice to Management

    Maintain professionalism and open opportunities to the best candidate as opposed to someone "groomed for the job"

  2. great co to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at M&T Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great, stable co
    Opportunity to grow in career

    Cons

    Co tends to understaff/under pay workers

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend management pay a living salary to the people on the ground

  3. Relationship Banker II

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker II in Medina, NY
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker II in Medina, NY

    I have been working at M&T Bank (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great values, cares about bettering customers

    Cons

    Pay is on the lower end

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  5. Vice President

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at M&T Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great community bank! It was nice to work for a local bank headquartered locally.

    Cons

    Difficult time moving up and being promoted. The managers needed to realize the good employees they had.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the hard working employees you have. Treat them well. Pay them their worth. Don't bring in outsiders and pay them more for doing the same job.

  6. Document Preparation Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Document Preparation Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Document Preparation Specialist in Baltimore, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and good relationships between same level employees

    Cons

    Upper and Mid Level management is very disconnected from lower level employees

    Advice to Management

    Give a survey that actually listens to employee concerns.

  7. Tough to Make a Living

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MOrtgage Loan Originator in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - MOrtgage Loan Originator in Albany, NY

    I have been working at M&T Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A multitude of programs are made available for both 1st time home buyers and for seasoned purchasers.

    Cons

    Rates aren't competitive, compensation and marketing support are weak and sometimes you get the feeling that they wouldn't be able to close a lightweight door in a windstorm.

    Advice to Management

    I feel they should take steps to make the workflow smoother, the LO comp higher and then get out and hit the streets to market M&T and its Loan Officers more aggressively amongst the real estate community.

  8. Great if you are in for the long term

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at M&T Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Once you are established and show promise, advancement opportunities are made
    Great visibility
    Middle Management is promising and has talent

    Cons

    Low salaries
    Folks have been here forever "This is how its always done"
    Old school management by authority

    Advice to Management

    Do listed to new folks coming in from the outside
    If there is a problem, it may really be internal and not always external

  9. Helpful (2)

    Started out okay...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at M&T Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Second shift allows for free days. If you are in Baltimore or Buffalo, it seems to have a cohesive corporate culture and room for advancement.

    Cons

    About 2 years ago the company wen to a skinny benefits plan. If you are trying for a new position in the organization, they will severely low ball you on the salary. "Good Old Boy" mentality; unless you live and work in Buffalo or Baltimore and have been with the organization for more than 15 years, there is little room for advancement and you are kept in the dark about the current on goings. Technology is about 3-5 years behind similar organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Loose the "good Old Boy" Mentality. Just because someone has found a way to fall between the cracks with the organization, does not mean the are good at what they are supposed to be doing.

  10. Great team support.

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The bank believes in mentor-ship and it works! On he job mentors really help you after classroom training

    Cons

    Staffing challenges make it hard to have a work/life balance

  11. Helpful (1)

    Vice President

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A real banker's bank. They are very much old school and solid on the commercial banking side

    Cons

    Slow moving, heavily bureaucratic, mediocre benefits, poor communication standards.

    Advice to Management

    move into the 21st century

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