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  • "Good Salary and strict working hours (essentially no overtime)(in 9 reviews)

  • "The work is interesting - you are on the front line in an active conflict(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The OSCE is a non-career organization(in 5 reviews)

  • "No pension or family benefits for seconded staff working in field operations(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    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
  2. "The biggest security-oriented intergovernmental organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dushanbe

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

    Pros

    Security touches on many aspects of the way we live and are governed. The OSCE's comprehensive view of security covers three “dimensions”: the politico-military; the economic and environmental; and the human. The OSCE's activities cover all three of these areas, from "hard" security issues such as conflict prevention to fostering economic development, ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources, and promoting the...

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    Cons

    Russian Federation Your country of citizenship does currently not provide the possibility of an online application for seconded positions. For more information, please contact your country's OSCE delegation

    OSCE2015-11-06
  3. "Mixed joys of working in an inter-governmental organisation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
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    I have been working at OSCE full-time

    Pros

    If you want to have impact through quiet diplomacy and dialogue while on the front lines of the conflict cycle in key transition states, then this is a good place for you. Is well respected in the Balkans for the work it has done to promote the peace settlement in the region. Good salary and benefits (if on a fixed term contract )

    Cons

    If you expect hard core short term visible results from the work you are doing, this is not a good fit for you. Morale is not the highest - depends on what field office or department you are working in Very decentralised and politicized structure makes it hard to effect change quickly. Often progress is only seen in small steps. Limited-tenure of 5 - 7 years for a specific job

    Advice to Management

    Better performance management would ensure lower performers were brought to a higher level of expected performance.

    OSCE2012-10-28
  4. Helpful (4)

    "very interesting work in international relations AND more efficient than the United Nations"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director, P3 Level in Sarajevo
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    I worked at OSCE

    Pros

    excellent human resources staff + great benefits package + competitive salary (particularly due to tax-free salaries) + interesting work on global security and conflict

    Cons

    management is rarely trained managers/leaders, but rather simply subject-experts who have advanced in their career. there is a lack of inspired leadership. there is also room for greater diversity in the management ranks.

    Advice to Management

    hire non-profit managers with leadership and managerial qualifications and with an eye to diversity.

    OSCE2011-09-20
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