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OSCE Reviews

Updated Sep 11, 2019

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OSCE CEO Ivica Dačić
Ivica Dačić
8 Ratings
  1. "An excellent experience"

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    Former Employee - Middle Management in Skopje
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OSCE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    OSCE offers a wild range of opportunities for new experiences and skills development. It is a field-focused organization with a real culture of operations. Ideal for young talents wishing to involve themselves in international affairs with a concrete goal, or for more seasons professional who are seeking a job where their sense of initiative will be valued.

    Cons

    Workload can be challenging (is it really a Cons?) and depending on the duty station, living conditions can be stark. But the main backside of this organization is the recruitment system of secondment for international staff, which means that applicants have to go through their respective national foreign office (OSCE offers a limited number offers limited number of contracted positions , mostly at the Vienna HQ).

    OSCE2019-09-11
  2. "Professional organization, great international talent"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Kiev
    Recommends
    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
  3. "Comfortable working environment"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Tirana
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Comfortable job - Good salary

    Cons

    - Non career organisation - Internal administrative systems

    OSCE2019-08-24
  4. "Good start for a career in international organization"

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    Current Employee - Language Assistant in Kiev
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OSCE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary Good insurance support Long and easily accessible annual leave Minimal chance of being fired after being accepted for the position

    Cons

    No career development Technical job which can get boring after a while Unhealthy working atmosphere

    OSCE2019-08-09
  5. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at OSCE full-time

    Pros

    Good company with many benefits.

    Cons

    Work place is very remote

    OSCE2019-08-08
  6. "Good stepping stone in your career"

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    Former Employee - Chief in Vienna

    I worked at OSCE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's not overly bureaucratic or hierarchical. You can get things done there. Salary is generous plus other benefits and entitlements make working at the OSCE a pretty good prospect (although many would say the benefits are not as good as those at the UN).

    Cons

    Constant threat of budget cuts is discouraging. Not a place for professional staff to develop a long-term career because P staff have to leave after 7 years of service. This rule leads to an unhealthy dynamic in the Organization.

    OSCE2019-08-06
  7. "Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe"

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    Former Employee - Politico-Military Officer/Program Manager in Podgorica
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OSCE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Comprehensive approach to security related issues, platform for dialogue

    Cons

    Political posting of leaders and limited knowledge management

    Advice to Management

    Develop knowledge management capacity of the organization, particularly in the field operations, and do make effort in retaining able and experienced staff

    OSCE2019-07-31
  8. "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
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good resources for work"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baku
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable career, good environment, respected.

    Cons

    You can't jump from gs grade to npo, salary is by 20% less than UN

    OSCE2019-03-18
  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Officer in Dushanbekovo
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OSCE full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    International team, exciting projects, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    inadequate funding of projects; long hiring periods, sometimes wrong people are getting hired at all levels

    Advice to Management

    improve HR management; more extra-budgetary projects

    OSCE2019-03-16
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