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M&T Bank Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
301 Reviews
3.1
301 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Exellent Training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Strong investment in their employees with training for security licenses to management principals and everything in between.

    Cons

    Hours can be long and if something goes wrong at the branch you cannot leave until it is resolved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in employee welfare and improve the software.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great company!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Relationship Banker in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    M&T is a very conservative financial institution. They care deeply about employee engagement and believe that their employees are their most valuable asset. The opportunities for advancement within M&T are excellent because they have positioned themselves well to acquire other banks in the coming years. The upper management is very involved in the branch network and you will often see an executive level vice president conducting a town hall meeting with tellers to gain their insight on solving new problems as the banking industry evolves.

    Cons

    Nothing major really. Starting salaries for some positions may be a bit low, in line with the banks conservative culture. Hard work and a great attitude does not go unnoticed, however, and these individuals see promotions and incentive pay very quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've worked for M&T Bank for 5 yrs following a bank merger .

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

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

    Pros

    M&T is great at promoting within. If you do your job and you can sell there is plenty of room for advancement.

    Cons

    The systems are very out of date, this results in time consuming maintenance. There is a huge focus on the number of appointments made instead of the quality. M&T also loves to micromanage....there is a report for every report!! This is frustrating for employees who do there job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees need more of an incentive to sell. The compensation does not seem worth the effort.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    It was a good experience working for them. However, advancement was always difficult to move forward within the company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Relationship Liaison in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Relationship Liaison in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Military benefits, employee discounts, co-workers very friendly and willin to always help. Tuition reimbursement. Training was beneficial.

    Cons

    Movin up within the organization. Advancing in positions whether it was level 1 or level 3

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Depends on your branch

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in Binghamton, NY
    Current Employee - Teller in Binghamton, NY

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

    Pros

    Benefits for part time employees
    Bi-weekly pay
    Paid vacation
    Federal Holidays off
    Short training period

    Cons

    Some managers are unprofessional
    Teller manager makes it clear who she does and does not like
    Certain people get special treatment while others are treated like dogs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure EVERYTHING is presented to potential employees BEFORE they accept the job offer. Managers don't always do a good job of that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Getzville, NY
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Getzville, NY

    I have been working at M&T Bank as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is really friendly, the work area is nice, work life balance is perfect, flexible schedule, lots of parking spots, good cafeteria food

    Cons

    The work there becomes monotonous and it can get quite boring. There isn't a lot of opportunities and the work you do doesn't seem to be paid attention to

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good starting place for some

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

    I worked at M&T Bank

    Pros

    Great manager who went to bat for her staff and who made me feel like a valuable employee. Company benefits could have been better but could also have been far worse.

    Cons

    Bank begrudges every dollar spent on or for a non-income producing cost centers. Management is not interested in employee feed back unless it is full of glowing praise for the bank. Unless you are one of the "chosen ones", it is impossible to move up the ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to listen to all employee feedback and not write off the negative as just disgruntled individuals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Relationship banking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker I
    Former Employee - Relationship Banker I

    I worked at M&T Bank full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    nothing really bad I can say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is fantastic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits, hard to move up

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

    I worked at M&T Bank full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The time off policy is amazing. You can buy extra time each year and they don't make you feel guilty for taking it. Company utilitizes programs that are beneficial for the job.

    Cons

    Overtime - my department was on mandatory overtime with limits to what hours could be worked which made getting the hours in difficult. Managment is micro-managed and have a tendancy to breath down your neck. They also don't know the job and depend on the staff for helping others instead of learning to become capable on their own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach the supervisors more about their job instead of making them focus on trainings that don't matter. Try to take into account that when the staff see's their boss in meetings all day and they are left on their own constantly that the staff are going to slack off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great stepping stone for your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager II in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager II in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    Sacrifice a little pay for the opportunity to grow quickly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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