M&T Bank Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
277 Reviews
3.1
277 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 23 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 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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    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    The bank is kind of outdated.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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.  

    Operations Manager

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Stability of the company is above averae

    Cons

    Little true input to the job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Baltimore and Eutaw in Maryland Branch Not Positive A lot of Ego

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

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

    Pros

    You get the work life balance and in certain cities a lot of people know about M&t

    Cons

    Depending on the personalities at your Branch they don't empower you to do work on your own they migh micromanage you. With people who are internal they offer them a good wage or good promotional pay. Way too much micromanaging. Poor accountability with other co-workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In training for new hires they should make sure that when there are problems with Staff snaching money out of each other's hand or being rude to one another, they need to have team building meetings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    If you thrive on constant negative feedback and unrealistic expectations, than this is the place for you!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager

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

    Pros

    The benefits are fair, unfortunately they had been down graded recently.

    Cons

    Regional managers don't walk the walk or talk the talk. If you need help you better find it yourself for asking a regional manager for help will come back to bite you! They pretend to care and are hypocrites. If you are a seasoned BS artist, you will thrive here. You are expected to be responsible for everything but you have control of nothing. The sales expectations are way out of line. Products and services are outdated. Understaffed constantly with no help to fill in the gaps. Often there is no time to take lunch, yet it's expected to be logged that you did. Goes against the labor laws.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a temperature check on local managers to find out what's really going on. When an issue is brought to a regionals attention and they don't want to deal with it they seem to be able to do what ever they want. Nobody is watching them, just the numbers. I have seen many, many top talent leave the bank because of negative treatment and from being held back from opportunities because it's now up to the regional to fill the former position, so you aren't going anywhere unless you leave completely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not the right fit

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Senior Teller

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Focus on the next generation of leaders!

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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 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

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