M&T Bank Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
264 Reviews
3.0
264 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
  • They have great respect for work-life balance, more than anyplace I've ever worked (in 20 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 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job, but people are set in their ways

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    Strong bank with solid foundation and growth prospects

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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 for less than a 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
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Team environment...MTB stress individual training and tailor your career growth/training

    Cons

    better be ready to work hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist  in  Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at M&T Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Regular hours that are up to your own discretion.
    Great coworkers and compassionate management.
    Competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Office culture can be a bit conservative for some. Sometimes the work would not be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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

    No Communication

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at M&T Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company values helping the client.

    Cons

    Was not warned that my salaried status was changing to hourly pay until a month after it happened. IT system is from the stone age and creates customer frustration when employees cannot access information in a timely manner. Consesus-based decision making creates for a long waiting period for anything to change.

  7.  

    Used to be a good place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bank Teller
    Current Employee - Bank Teller

    I have been working at M&T Bank for more than 5 years

    Pros

    My coworkers. Benefits package. Paid holidays.

    Cons

    Over worked. No recognition for success. Too many changes without communication. Under paid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constant drama but plenty of work to get done.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Support in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Fast paced growing position in commercial real estate loan administration. Good team to be apart of at the bank.

    Cons

    Poor Management in place at the time. Needed supervisory training in order to effectively coach staff. More training would have been beneficial. Appreciation and Recognition would have been appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key with your employees. Positive feedback is better received then constant negative feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    M&T is a great place to work with lot's of opportunities for growth and advancement.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker

    I have been working at M&T Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    M&T has given me some amazing opportunities for growth, training, and advancement. I have only been with the company a short period of time and the resources they have spent to help me advance in my career has been truly amazing. This bank believes in slow steady growth and acquisition and really focuses on the relationship between its employees and its customers.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a disconnect between the expectations of the corporate office and the regional branch network. I have found that the expectations at the local level are often quite different due to unexpected or unplanned staffing shortages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have noticed that the HR Department is often very slow in its hiring process and that there is a continuous shortage in personnel often at the expense of the very thing as a bank that is prized most ... Customer Service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    good and nice working environment

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

    I have been working at M&T Bank as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Dedicated Workforce, understanding working environment

    Cons

    High level vendor dependency, Big projects always outsourced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More internal effort required for Prjcts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great If It Fits You

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    M&T is conservative. While that is not a bad thing, it is one of the few companies where all the employees recognize that the bank is conservative and the culture is built around that. Everyone is extremely friendly and willing to lend a hand or mentor. The work-life balance is also perfect. That, however, does not work for everyone and can drive particularly ambitious people away.

    Cons

    People are always asking for feedback before things are pushed through. It is great that the bank cares about its employees' opinions, but it also means change takes a long time to occur.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I like where the bank is going and where it stands. It has maintain a solid foundation and continues to do so, but it might also be okay to allow a little ambition to seep through so that there's faster progress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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