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M&T Bank Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
261 Reviews

3.0
261 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 19 reviews)

  • I have never worked at a company where there wasn't atleast one pro until I worked at M&T Bank (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • HR ignores grievances of labor law violations in addition to M&T Bank policy violations (in 15 reviews)

  • There isn't much room for advancement unless you want to move to Buffalo (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Central technology is great

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth potential as CT is expanding
    Recognition of a job well done by many levels of management
    Interesting work to be done
    Almost every co worker is friendly and genuinely cares about others.
    I like what I do and management seems to care that you like your job.
    They attempt to comp time when lots of overtime hours have to be put in
    There are plenty of people willing to jump in and help where they can.

    Cons

    Management staff should spend more time helping grow young, talented, and ambitious individuals instead of programs like mdp that are almost all reserved for external candidates.

    Pay a more competitive wage. There is a wide variance in pay practices in different areas. You should not promote people into the lowest $ in the range for that job grade. It is a slap in the face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Within the next 10 years, a lot of the bench strength in CT will be retiring. Please be more interested in developing those who want to fill those positions. Mdp program should be more than a feel-good and should be half internal candidates. Take a little less notice of people's titles when considering opinions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great If It Fits You

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

    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
  3.  

    Decent industry bank

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Teller  in  Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Head Teller in Wayne, PA

    Pros

    The hours for the bank were decent during the week. Only had to work 1 Saturday a month which was awesome.

    Cons

    The overcall pay was low for the work that a head teller had to perform

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company, High Turnover

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. They pay you great, work hours are wonderful and my co workers were also good people.

    Cons

    High turnover rate due to issues with money such as overages or shortages, fraudulent checks or cash. Very sales driven.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    Pros

    Hours are 9-5 and they won't play any overtime. The work is easy enough once you get the hang of it. My co workers are friendly and have been very helpful.

    Cons

    The work is inconsistent, some days I am really busy and then I will go days without doing more than an hour of work. The computers are extremely old and they need to update their software.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Built a large commercial loan portfolio at M&T

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Salisbury, MD
    Former Employee - Vice President in Salisbury, MD

    Pros

    Progressive, but conservative bank that is very fair with lending and personnel-wages, bonus, stock options etc.

    Cons

    Local management was lacking and aloof.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more with local management to ensure the vision of the company is being passed and supported in the local areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It's a job.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker I  in  Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker I in Lancaster, PA

    Pros

    Nice people generally. They pay you.

    Cons

    Little to no recognition for work done if it's not sales. Constantly changing goals and focus... literally every 6 weeks. Low wages, non competitive and minuscule increases.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and mostly good people. Overall a pretty good place to work.

    Cons

    Employee growth was pretty much a myth. Job opportunities far too often went to outside hires even when qualified applicants where in house. Far too often good people left the company because promotions could only be found outside the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to better engage employees.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Loved the people, hated the politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Frederick, MD

    Pros

    Can help customers, autonomy, career opportunities

    Cons

    Politics can cause you to not get promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Politics are not the way to run a business, keep in mind those that are interested in being promoted.

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

    Its a living!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Middle Manager  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Operations Middle Manager in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    Steady Work. Pay is decent but not great.

    Cons

    Lots of non value added meeting time. Too many supervisors and not enough lower level people that actually do the work. Supervision spend their entire day in meetings "talking about what should get done".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to seriously review employee surveys when they come out you may learn what needs attention and you might be able to make it a better place for all to work at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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