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Updated Mar 18, 2019

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OSCE CEO Ivica Dačić
Ivica Dačić
8 Ratings
  1. "Well job"

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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 5 years

    Pros

    Good job with all benefits and compensations, good for professionals and interns.

    Cons

    Not all UN benefits and salary scales applied to organization. Non career organization.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to add.

    OSCE2017-02-13
  2. "International Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at OSCE part-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work indeed

    Cons

    Some procedures are too complicated

    OSCE2017-01-30
  3. "Great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at OSCE full-time

    Pros

    + Great professional team, compact and friendly + Multicultural environment + Resources database is huge + Perfect opportunity for networking + Competetive salary

    Cons

    - High level of multi-tasking - Dependency on clients' mode of action - Limited timeframe for projects' implementation

    Advice to Management

    The career lift might be improved. Since the regional offices can be small, the employees might be stuck in the same position for a long time. Other than that there is no real advice to suggest to management. The current mode of operation is quite satisfactory for employees.

    OSCE2016-10-25
  4. "ODIHR Election Observation Mission"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at OSCE

    Pros

    Great Organization, great values, nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, but nice compensation

    OSCE2016-10-13
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Monitoring Officer"

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    Former Employee - Monitoring Officer in Kiev
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at OSCE for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent salary if also supported by sponsoring country. If not, then the compensation has limitations but does cover many costs, particularly for retired individuals collecting pensions.

    Cons

    VERY poor working conditions and support.

    OSCE2016-07-25
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Budget Assistant in Warsaw
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary and strict working hours (essentially no overtime)

    Cons

    Not much opportunities for cross-functional career development

    OSCE2016-06-14
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Helpless organisation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consensus-based organisation helps refine messages, mediation, political discussions and angles. Diplomats are often focused on various security matters and contribute to an articulate, well-informed debate. Vienna is a beautiful, very quiet city that offers a nice standard of living.

    Cons

    Following the consensus rule, diplomats tend to agree on the lowest common denominator. Increasingly, they have been appointing senior representatives that tend to be "yes people". The quality of the overall work of the Secretariat continues to decrease year after year. At the Permanent Council, however, the debates are often back to basic political opposition and lack maturity. Inside the Secretariat, there are increased...

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    Advice to Management

    Re-instore genuine transparency in recruitment.

    OSCE2016-04-18
  8. "Institutional memory"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at OSCE

      Pros

      Salary, environment, learning opportunity for other missions

      Cons

      Management change, no institutional memory

      OSCE2016-03-31
    • "programme assistant"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belgrade

        I worked at OSCE for more than 5 years

        Pros

        good working conditions, international staff, good benefits and private health care scheme

        Cons

        staff usually hold master degree or equivalent, but are very old school and low-tech

        OSCE2016-02-29
      • "Junior Professional Officer"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at OSCE

        Pros

        A good programme to gain international exposure and field experience in a wide array of regions.

        Cons

        Low salary (especially when in Vienna), no additional benefits, short term contracts (9 months only, as compared to the UN's JPO) and no possibility to extend the contract. There are no possibilities to continue with the OSCE given that there are rare opportunities for middle management positions (3-6 years exp.). All the trainings are useless for the organization and the JPO if they don't stay in the organization.

        Advice to Management

        - Consider middle management positions (so that JPO's could have an opportunity to follow a career at the OSCE)

        OSCE2016-02-25
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