M&T Bank

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M&T Bank Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
284 Reviews
3.0
284 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Involved in their community

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at M&T Bank full-time

    Pros

    Cares about their community and those who live in it

    Cons

    Ability for growth but pay scale increases are not what you would think that

  2.  

    M&T is a solid financial institution and a reasonably good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Vice President in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at M&T Bank full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were good, including time off policies. Solid reputation in the market and discounts on products. Employee Stock ownership program is available

    Cons

    Lower wage scale than that of competition. Very strict lending policies creating an inability to compete effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very mediocre company, boring work life, stagnant opportunities and dissatisfied employees.

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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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Don't have to work hard. Easy job. Mindless

    Cons

    Boring. Low pay. Low growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Operations Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 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
  9.  

    Over all good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  10.  

    Strong bank with solid foundation and growth prospects

    • 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

    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
  11.  

    M&T needs to focus more on retention of good talent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at M&T Bank

    Pros

    Willingness to train employees. Good vacation policy. Don't expect you to work late hours. Work/life balance is good in most regions. Stable job.

    Cons

    Management plays "favorites" with good old boys club and makes it an uncomfortable environment to work in if you don't fit within that group.

    Extremely difficult to get things done because everyone has to provide their feedback/input. Too many layers. Very slow to make decisions.

    So many bottlenecks, micromanagers, and control freaks. Unwilling to change and grow with the times. Completely outdated and inefficient systems, files, etc.

    Lacks diversity in management.

    Average to low pay, no real salary increases year over year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time focusing on recruitment and more time on retention because you are losing a lot of great talent.

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