I have had the good fortune to work with Sikana rather steadily for the past three years. It has been a true pleasure working with Val, Hilary, and the Sikana teams that they assemble. I have been freelancing in the education field for almost 20 years, and can say without hesitation that Sikana stands out as one of the best companies I have ever worked with.
I truly appreciate how organized and communicative Sikana is. There are regular emails and conference calls, both to track progress within a project and to lay out goals and plans for coming months and upcoming projects. Sikana doesn’t spring unrealistic last-minute requests; there is always ample notice about deadlines and trainings, etc. There is ongoing support during projects to ensure that all team members have what they need to get the job done well and on time. I have also found Sikana to be very responsive and accessible, getting back to me quickly after any communication I’ve initiated. Sikana is flexible too, checking in to see if my workload is doable, whether I need to take on less or want to do more than I’d been assigned. Sikana treats freelancers as professionals deserving of respect. There is an efficient system for invoicing, and I am always paid in a timely manner.
Expectations are clear and communicated at the outset of a project. And good work is appreciated. Positive feedback from clients is shared with the team, and gratitude is expressed for the team’s efforts, reliability, and quality of work. I’ve also received several tangible expressions of appreciation, like gift cards, to say “job well done.”
The bottom line is that whenever I work with Sikana I always feel valued and appreciated as a professional, and empowered to do my best work.