M&T Bank Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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M&T Bank Chairman and CEO, M&T Bank Corporation and M&T Bank Bob Wilmers
Bob Wilmers
198 Ratings

Pros
  • Really good about work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • I have never worked at a company where there wasn't atleast one pro until I worked at M&T Bank (in 21 reviews)

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

  • Really tough to find room for advancement (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Stability

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

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

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

    Pros

    You will not find a more stable bank. Stability equals job security. M&T is very committed to the Buffalo area and it shows. Work life balance is top notch. Plentiful vacation time and bank holidays. Compensation package is standard but competitive. Management quality varies from department to department but is generally good, with a more focused, top-down push to improve leadership skills and the general responsiveness and competency of front line and middle management. Overall, a great place to work and specifically an excellent bank to work for if you happen to be in the banking or finance industry. I've worked for multiple regional and national banks so I can attest to the overall quality of M&T as an employer.

    Cons

    The conservative mindset is pervasive and permeates down to all aspects of the bank. This may or may not be a good thing, depending on how you look at it (see stability above). This may also mean limited raises and bonuses, lack of technology and infrastructure spending (although this is getting noticeably better lately) and less "forward thinking" than you would typically expect in an American office setting (read: old people, dated views and opinions). Overall, the pros vastly outweigh the cons.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recognize, develop, and promote talent from within.


  2. Technical Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at M&T Bank (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work culture and management

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  3. Summer Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at M&T Bank

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Co-workers, lots of training, Bank Hours

    Cons

    Not very exciting, Didn't feel as though my work mattered much (likely due to being an intern)


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  5. Excellent

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

    I have been working at M&T Bank

    Pros

    Very flexible hours and surrounded by great people. Lots of great food places to choose from for lunch.

    Cons

    Technology is very very poor. Like many other decent size companies very slow to get things changed.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Positive work environment.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker II in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker II in Baltimore, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Growth potential . Manager supportive of individual goals. Lots of opportunities within the branches

    Cons

    There are gaps in salary when you advance. Lots of turnover within the branches.


  7. Helpful (1)

    BSA Compliance Specialist I

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Compliance Specialist I in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Compliance Specialist I in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at M&T Bank (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great company to grow with, management recognizes talents and encourages continuous growth.

    Cons

    Locations only in the Mid / North East regions of the country.

    Advice to Management

    Consider more positions for Telework.


  8. Get trained then leave as soon as possible.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Williamsville, NY
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Williamsville, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Great first job for college graduates, just don't stay too long.

    Cons

    Little to no career advancement for 90% of the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring incompetent managers to prevent or limit excellent employees from advancing and indirectly forcing them to stay in their current position doesn't seem like a smart way to do business. Eventually they will get tired of being shafted and move on so now you've lost their skill set completely.


  9. Be careful

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker I in Newburgh, NY
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker I in Newburgh, NY

    I worked at M&T Bank

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

    Pros

    I loved my job and most of the people i worked with. People were willing to help you. There were events to volunteer at and it was work but fun. Great customers and great time making them happy. Awesome opportunity growth.

    Cons

    If a manager doesn't like you transfer immediately. Don't think you can make them like you or do great and they'll leave you alone it's a losing battle. If they start harassing you report it to hr immediately keep a log and with dates and times as well. I've had amazing managers there and one that just didn't like me and now I don't work there. Make sure u report things your not tattling your keeping your job and also transfer.

    Advice to Management

    Managers are not always right, as I was told by an hr employee some of these managers need to be looked at if they constantly get rid of people and or have high turnover.


  10. overall good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Vice President in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative Vice President in Columbia, MD

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

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

    Pros

    The people are great. My manager is responsive and fantastic. I am know by higher management. It is a big pond, but even the well performing small fish get noticed.

    Cons

    Technology is often behind the times and then when they attempt to improve it the systems don't work. Very frustrating.


  11. Fine place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Buffalo, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management seems to care about the employee and are flexible and reasonable with scheduling time off/makeup days.

    Cons

    Antiquated technology. This probably saves the bank a lot of money though, so that's a plus, it just leads to more manual processes.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have anything to add. Management seems to listen to the employees, I would say my only advise is to keep on doing.



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