M&T Bank

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M&T Bank Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
285 Reviews
3.0
285 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 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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  1.  

    Not much chance of advancement...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in Oakland, MD
    Current Employee - Teller in Oakland, MD

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

    Pros

    They are flexible with scheduling and willing to work around my college schedule with my part-time schedule. They are also usually able to give me more hours if I ask for them.

    Cons

    Large company and outside of your branch you don't really feel like you matter. The management sucks. My region is more focused on the larger banks than the small town one that I work in so the managers are free to come and go as they please and basically do nothing. Work is passed down to the tellers when the platform officers should be doing it. Pay isn't great considering its a large corporation.
    Been part-time for 2 years and there is really no chance to advance up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved in the day to day running of the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    No Wilmington Trust

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at M&T Bank

    Pros

    interesting subject matter, good people

    Cons

    Hard to find your footing, number of bodies is indirectly proportionate to amount of work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great If It Fits You

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    • 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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  5.  

    Decent industry bank

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

    I worked at M&T Bank full-time (more than an year)

    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
  6.  

    Central technology is great

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

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

    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
  7.  

    Great Company, High Turnover

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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

    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
  8.  

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at M&T Bank as an intern (less than an year)

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing Bank Program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - District Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good people that work in the branch and the systems are good.

    Cons

    Bank Staff is overloaded with sales goals. Main focus is to sell sell sell regardless if the products are fit for the customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your losing good people with your unobtainable goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Built a large commercial loan portfolio at M&T

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Salisbury, MD
    Former Employee - Vice President in Salisbury, MD

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

    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
  11.  

    It's a job.

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

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

    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

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