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M&T Bank Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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M&T Bank Chairman and CEO, M&T Bank Corporation and M&T Bank Bob Wilmers
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Pros
  • Great flexibility work life balance (in 74 reviews)

  • M&T Bank is a wonderful bank to work for (in 58 reviews)

Cons
  • There were no downsides to working at M&T (in 55 reviews)

  • Salary employees work life balance is not always a good balance (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Good depending on what department you're in"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Williamsville, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Williamsville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid, conservative company that will be around for a long time to come. After 12 years, I can say that it is a good company to work for with a lot of good people. Ample vacation and sporadic time off, decent 401k matching.

    Cons

    A LOT of cliquing, politicing, pockets of entrenched power based on departmental seniority in many areas leading to low morale.

    Pay and raises low compared to market, medical coverage is decent but expensive (high deductible). Lack of innovation; still using outdated systems, some older than many of the employees!

    Advice to Management

    Continue the recent push towards everyone building career development skills, it will lead to improvements across the company. Do more to ensure management is rewarding and promoting based on merit rather than favoritism.


  2. "Relationship Banker"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay, benefits, hours and holidays

    Cons

    inconsistent, lack of room for advancement unless your superior really values you

  3. "Good for the Buffalo Area"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues can be friendly. Town hall meetings can be entertaining. If you are in the right department, you can learn skills to advance your career.

    Cons

    Like in other reporting roles, you will compile reports that were created by people who left long ago. Training is typically a quick walkthrough on how the report is complied and the "hows and whys" are rarely discussed. As such, if an error occurs, you will spend countless hours dissecting the process used to generate the report. In the department I was in, management was under pressure to placate bank examiners. So the onus fell on analysts to provide information to examiners, even though that information might not be readily available. Be careful of high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Take steps to reduce high turnover, or at the very least, try to reduce the knowledge gap caused by departing employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Branch Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Rental Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Branch Rental Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and leadership within the company. Solid company performance history makes it a very stable company. Great benefits and solid incentive pay.

    Cons

    The company tends to lag far behind its competitors with technology. Both internal and external platforms are outdated.


  5. "Project Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Hours and Benefits are great

    Cons

    Culture. Lack of mission and direction from senior management


  6. "Management Development Trainee"

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

    I worked at M&T Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great program right out of college. Lots of peers in the same position -- makes for an easy transition socially. Some of the higher management are incredibly exciting and interesting people and you get great access to them. Pretty good work-life balance for a bank.

    Cons

    The program isn't especially challenging.. Culture is very conservative and the company is slow to catch up in the technology area.

    Advice to Management

    Groom talent better and make salaries more competitive with similar programs at other companies


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Loss Mitigation Underwriter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Getzville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Getzville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff to work with

    Cons

    Horrible upper management, nothing is consistent, no formal training for new processes

  8. "Relationship Banker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at M&T Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great company, benefits were pretty good.

    Cons

    While M&T as a whole was a great place to work, it didn't follow through to the individual branches.

    Advice to Management

    Work with Brand Managers


  9. "Not Bad"

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    Former Intern - Data Enterprise Services in Buffalo, NY
    Former Intern - Data Enterprise Services in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at M&T Bank as an intern

    Pros

    Get to work with good software. People were generally friendly

    Cons

    Generally was not given things to do

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you have more tasks before hiring interns


  10. "VP of Technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall good people and company

    Cons

    IT Senior Management could be better

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right leadership


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