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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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I think CSOD is great for most organizations it does have a hefty price tag so making sure the robustness is leveraged is important when choosing the correct system for your organization. I appreciate that they have quarterly releases so the product is getting updates often versus some other LMSs when that is less frequent.
Tina Pegar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

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7.7
New hire portal
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7.6
Manager tracking tools
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7.4
Compliance tracking and reporting
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8.2

Performance and Goals

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8.3
Corporate goal setting
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8.0
Subordinate goal setting
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8.3
Individual goal setting
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8.4
Line-of sight-visibility
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8.2
Performance tracking
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8.5

Performance Management

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8.3
Performance plans
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8.2
Plan weighting
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8.2
Manager note taking
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8.5
Performance improvement plans
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8.3
Review status tracking
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8.2
Rater nomination workflow
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8.1
Review reminders
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8.2
Workflow restrictions
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8.7
Multiple review frequency
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8.7
Reporting
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7.9

Succession Planning

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7.7
Create succession plans/pools
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8.1
Candidate ranking
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7.8
Candidate search
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7.2
Candidate development
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7.9

Recruiting / ATS

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6.3
Job Requisition Management
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5.8
Company Website Posting
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6.2
Publish to Social Media
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6.5
Job Search Site Posting
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6.2
Customized Application Form
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5.7
Resume Management
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6.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
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5.4
Candidate Search
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5.4
Applicant Tracking
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5.8
Collaboration
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6.0
Task Creation and Delegation
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6.4
Email Templates
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7.0
User Permissions
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7.5
Notifications and Alerts
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7.2
Reporting
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6.8

Learning Management

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8.1
Course authoring
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7.6
Course catalog or library
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8.6
Player/Portal
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8.3
Learning content
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8.3
Mobile friendly
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7.2
Progress tracking & certifications
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8.2
Assignments
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8.7
Compliance management
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8.2
Learning administration
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8.5
Learning reporting & analytics
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8.3
Social learning
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6.6

Pros

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  • The user group community is unlike any other. It is easy to connect with other clients and the CSOD team is actively engaged, always interested in what clients want and need.
  • Vast content catalog from a wide variety of providers. Content delivery service makes my job easier. I don't have to deal with course files and metadata!
  • Ease of use for non-admin admins! I was not a LMS administrator prior to implementation so I learned as I went which was fully supported by the robust training available to system admins.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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  • Reduce the number of clicks: for competencies bank management, it is necessary to save twice at least before submitting any modification.
  • Allow sorting by different means (names, ID etc), by default competencies are listed by alphabetical order which for our particular field is not the most convenient.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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Cornerstone OnDemand 9.9
Based on 26 answers
As long as pricing stays reasonable, we will likely stay with Cornerstone for at least one more contract renewal. It would be a large task to migrate all of our content to a new system. However, the LMS landscape is diversifying with new startups that are showing some real innovation.
Jamie Drahos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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Cornerstone OnDemand 8.7
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The system is huge so, even after using it as an administrator for a few years, I still find there are lots of pieces and things I do not know. Some of the more everyday tasks have cumbersome user interfaces that you become accustomed to but would be greatly helped by a redesign. The availability of assistance articles and the new knowledge bank help greatly with usability as you have a quick place you can go to for help with figuring out how to do various tasks.
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Reliability and Availability

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Cornerstone OnDemand 9.0
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It was down for a couple of hours in our first month. Occasionally, in the evening we have trouble logging in even though it is not a maintenance window.
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Performance

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Cornerstone OnDemand 3.0
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Pages do not load quickly. Often times any action or selection of a box, drop down, check, pretty much ANY Javascript interaction causes the whole entire page to load/reload/start doing something in the background. This makes a nightmare for having to mass edit courses or upload ILT sessions. It's the one of the archaic web designs they use that really bugs me as an admin and makes working in the portal at times intolerable and insufferable
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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Cornerstone OnDemand 6.6
Based on 39 answers
I included this information in my overall review, but I thought ADP was THE vendor to highlight for their bad customer service. [I feel] Cornerstone OnDemand goes above and beyond (or should I say down and below) anything ADP had set up for customer support: Only certain people can call / email directly if there are issues, so you must play "telephone" a bit to get your issue defined clearly; you can sign up for a weekly "office hours" session, but you must queue up and then listen to other customers as they try to resolve their issues; you can submit recommendations, but you NEVER hear back or your recommendation is just dismissed.
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In-Person Training

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Cornerstone OnDemand 4.3
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Very personable and patient. Features that I'm sure to them are very simple and repetitive were trained with patience and understanding.
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

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Cornerstone OnDemand 4.7
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The online modules are pretty good. You can access them at any time, which we have done. You learn a lot in the beginning, but having the ability to retake short lessons when you are working on those items was very helpful.
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Implementation Rating

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Cornerstone OnDemand 8.4
Based on 19 answers
Dig deep on what your current processes are and how they match up to Cornerstone OnDemand functionality. It's not that the Cornerstone OnDemand is bad, it just the amount of work it requires you to do to get your current data to fit into their system.
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Alternatives Considered

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Cornerstone OnDemand exceeds the features of these other LMS systems by offering more modules and features. CSOD is a one-stop shop LMS for talent management. The robust reporting and customizable options also make this a step above the other Learning Management Systems out there.
Marie Cheshier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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Cornerstone OnDemand 10.0
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It can accomodate any number of users (that you're willing to pay for) and serves as a training archive
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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  • Our initial goal was to track course compliance. We have met and exceeded that goal. The system provides an easy way for administrators, managers, and learners to track their assignments and course status.
  • Our secondary goals was to increase employee engagement. Once we migrated to their Learner Home page, we saw an increase in non-regulatory course registrations and completions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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No

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Free Trial
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Yes
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* One-time fee

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

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8.4

Likelihood to Renew

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9.9

Usability

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8.7

Reliability and Availability

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9.0

Performance

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3.0

Support Rating

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6.6

In-Person Training

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4.3

Online Training

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4.7

Implementation Rating

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8.4

Scalability

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10.0

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