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OSCE Reviews

Updated Mar 18, 2019

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OSCE CEO Ivica Dačić
Ivica Dačić
8 Ratings
  1. "Good working environment, good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarajevo

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

    Pros

    Good salary and good benefits

    Cons

    Stressful work at field sometimes

    OSCE2018-04-06
  2. "Secretary"

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      Current Employee - Secretary in Wiener Neustadt
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      International organization with great experience

      Cons

      Too much pressure and a lot of overtime work

      OSCE2018-03-24
    • "The reason to work for the OSCE"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      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
    • 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
    • "Great experience"

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

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

      Pros

      It is challenging, dinamic and provides you an opportunity to work in a truly multinational and multicultural environment. It is also well paid.

      Cons

      Sometimes it might get risky, especially when you work in a conflict or post-conflict environment. Depending on mission one might get separated from family for a longer period of time.

      OSCE2017-09-19
    • "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...

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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...

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      OSCE2017-08-24
    • "na"

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      Current Employee - Communications in Kiev
      Recommends
      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

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      OSCE2017-08-22
    • "The OSCE is a great Organization for work for!"

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

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

      Pros

      A great International Organization to work for. Does a lot of good. You get a lot of responsibility and flexibility.

      Cons

      I only have positive things to say about the OSCE.

      Advice to Management

      I have nothing to add.

      OSCE2017-08-18
    • Helpful (2)

      "A very good international organization"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at OSCE full-time

      Pros

      Professional, open, good salaries and packages included, a place and people to learn from.

      Cons

      Sometimes too strict, in some countries do not pay for local employees' state benefits (pension fund/social security)

      OSCE2017-03-31
    • "Head of Administration"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at OSCE full-time

      Pros

      European values work opportunity interesting

      Cons

      non-career politics management nepotism byuest

      OSCE2017-03-01
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