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OSCE Reviews

Updated Sep 11, 2019

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OSCE CEO Ivica Dačić
Ivica Dačić
8 Ratings
  1. "Long Term Election Observer"

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    Long Term Observer 
    Recommends

    I have been working at OSCE

    Pros

    Fascinating work, colleagues, day to day work

    Cons

    Difficult conditions in countryside, long hours

    OSCE2015-06-17
  2. "Amazing experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at OSCE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating environment, cross-cultural, lively discussions and debates, unique culture, making a difference

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and confidentiality can be an issue at times

    OSCE2014-03-05
  3. "Professional organization, great international talent"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Kiev
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at OSCE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to make a lasting change in communities in need.

    Cons

    At times very bureaucratic processes are involved.

    OSCE2019-08-27
  4. "As potentially multi-dimensional as you are"

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    Current Employee - Monitoring Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OSCE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to innovate in certain areas; great opportunity to be part of a complex organisation.

    Cons

    Very slow and inconprehensibly political and demotivating internal and external recruiting procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Work out carefully how many resources you can afford to expend in recruiting people already inside to other focal point positions - then allocate this amount of time/resources ruthlessly. Perfection is the enemy of effectiveness.

    OSCE2019-07-22
  5. "full time job"

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    I have been working at OSCE for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent team and professional environment, very good city, good pay.

    Cons

    Not a career organization, limited number of years to work.

    OSCE2018-12-29
  6. "project officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at OSCE full-time

    Pros

    nuanced approaches to human rights and democratization work, broad support network in terms of programmatic activities

    Cons

    work is often burdened by bureaucracy

    OSCE2018-05-05
  7. "The reason to work for the OSCE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OSCE full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    OSCE is the organization where the employee earns good salary. In addition to the salary there is also a good social package provided (includes provident fund and health insurance). It is a multicultural environment organization to work especially for expats.

    Cons

    The OSCE is a non-career organization. Since it deals with politics, security and human rights, sometimes it leads to conflict interest with the hosting countries.

    OSCE2018-02-22
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a career org but interesting place to be for a while"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OSCE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Conflict management mandate and expertise, multi-national workforce, interesting perspective on diplomacy and international relations

    Cons

    As it's not a careers organization the personnel can be a mixed bag-- bright young people starting out, experienced smart colleagues taking a mid-career jaunt but also washed up mediocrity parked and waiting to reach their 7 year max. As the mandate is broad the expertise can be a bit overstretched or superficial.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to narrow the scope of issues the organization covers as breadth is more important than depth.

    OSCE2017-10-28
  9. "OSCE review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OSCE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - powerful mandate, interesting fields of work, especially for those interested in human rights, politics, engineering (incl. hydro stations), environment; - good social package, excellent pension plan (much-much better than in UN), vacations for fixed-term staff; - atmosphere is much healthier than in UN, people are generally friendly to each other; - good possibilities for internal staff to move up a career... ladder and/or to another locations.

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    Cons

    - maximum of 7 years of one-location service, + 3 more years on another location for international and seconded staff (with some exceptions). However, this might be considered as biggest advantage, as people will give space for newcomers and 'fresh blood'; - a lot of 'dead-wood' local staff, especially in institutions, working for 15 and more years and not letting younger and modern-thinking people to come and... shake up the work process; - AX Team as the special contractor supplies air tickets with absolutely crazy prices; - one would think that some seconded staff are taken just from the street to fill up the position, as there is lack of professionalism, education and experience, no respect to work and local staff.

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    OSCE2017-08-24
  10. "na"

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    Communications in Kiev
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OSCE for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team, interesting work

    Cons

    None at this moment

    Advice to Management

    na

    OSCE2017-08-22
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