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Cornerstone OnDemand

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

It seems to me that Cornerstone OnDemand is suited for large bureaucracies that have not been exposed to current technology, so they don't know how many features are lacking or how far behind they are with their user interface. I'm not sure I can add more, but [I feel like] Cornerstone OnDemand [is] a system that has been cobbled together badly, so every single change requires an abundance of steps and "touches" to different parts of the system. I wish you allowed me to rate them "0".
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Culture Amp

Culture Amp is a great tool for employee surveys, and has been able to scale with us for 5+ years. It's customizable and helps provide rich data on how employees are feeling so that we can continue to use that feedback to improving our company culture quarter over quarter.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Culture Amp
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Culture Amp
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Culture Amp
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Culture Amp

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Culture Amp
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Culture Amp
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Culture Amp
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Culture Amp
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Culture Amp
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Culture Amp

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Culture Amp
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Culture Amp
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Culture Amp
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
Culture Amp
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Culture Amp
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Culture Amp
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Culture Amp
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Culture Amp
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Culture Amp
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Culture Amp
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Culture Amp

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Culture Amp
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Culture Amp
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Culture Amp
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Culture Amp
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Culture Amp

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Culture Amp
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Culture Amp
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Culture Amp
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Culture Amp
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Culture Amp
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Culture Amp
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Culture Amp
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.8
Culture Amp
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.7
Culture Amp
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Culture Amp
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Culture Amp
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Culture Amp
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Culture Amp
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Culture Amp
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Culture Amp
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Culture Amp

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Culture Amp
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Culture Amp
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
Culture Amp
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Culture Amp
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Culture Amp
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Culture Amp
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Culture Amp
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Culture Amp
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Culture Amp
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Culture Amp
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Culture Amp
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Culture Amp

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • The level of automation that's possible within the system makes repetitive tasks like annual training a breeze when configured appropriately.
  • The flexibility of the latest reporting capabilities with Cornerstone OnDemand allows for a vast range of data tracking.
  • With good implementation, the system can essentially be configured to capture, track, and house almost any level or kind of data associated with a user.
Clyde Parson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Culture Amp

  • The Culture Amp support team is unparalleled. They offer live chat support as well as office hours that you can attend for help on anything from technical issues to the best way to phrase a survey question. They are always willing to help and are experts in their field.
  • The report pages are very detailed and it's easy to view the data in a lot of different ways. This helps with more insightful analysis.
  • I love that you can benchmark your survey results to your industry/region; it helps a lot to give context to your results.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Customization. Editing the performance review questions was limited and confusing.
  • Saving work. Dozens of employees would type directly into the performance review question boxes only for the system to refresh and not save their work. This is because the system logs you out after a short time on the website.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Culture Amp

  • They recently launched a text analytics feature but I think it still needs some work. I don't find the attributes of sentiment to comments to make complete sense. Text analytics are also not yet available for export so it makes it very difficult to share with others in presentations and reports outside of the system.
  • Currently they don't have the ability to set an automated file with and connect with an HRIS (at least not with Ultimate) so every time you want to refresh your users you have to upload a new file feed manually (which is pretty simple, it is just impossible to set the refresh on autopilot).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.5
Based on 25 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

Culture Amp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.3
Based on 25 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Culture Amp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Culture Amp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 3.0
Based on 4 answers
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

Culture Amp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.1
Based on 35 answers
They are still working out issues with their support ticket system. I think we are now experienced enough that when we submit a ticket, there is not a quick easy answer and involves higher levels of support so it does tend to take a LONG time to get assistance. When there is a major issue, their communication is getting better but when you have a defect to report or a high level support it's going to be a while. They do have EXCELLENT online help, a very active online community where customers help customers and great user groups so there is other avenues of help
Melissa Odom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Culture Amp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 4.3
Based on 2 answers
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

Culture Amp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 4.9
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Culture Amp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.3
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Culture Amp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cornerstone OnDemand

I wasn't involved in the selection at my current company. However, at my previous company, Absorb was a very close contender due to their modern and vibrant portal features, but we decided to stick with Cornerstone because of ease of configuration for our compliance training program and security permissions/constraints
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Culture Amp

Before Culture Amp we used Gallup for our staff engagement survey. Culture Amp is SIGNIFICANTLY better for us. Gallup would not allow us the customization or reporting features that we needed, and comes with Culture Amp. The platform and functionality of Culture Amp, plus all the survey templates and all aspects of the staff experience are so beneficial for us, and we didn't get that from Gallup.
Melissa Kevra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It can accomodate any number of users (that you're willing to pay for) and serves as a training archive
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

Culture Amp

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • We are tracking learning and performance and using it to direct career growth and goal planning.
  • We have increased employee engagement in HR activities with 4 consecutive years of YOY increases in employee directed learning initiatives.
  • We have created learning content for new hires, career pathing, and compliance that we never had before.
Jennifer Goodwin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Culture Amp

  • We use culture amp to measure engagement levels surrounding certain "standard" questions we ask on a recurring basis. this gives us a viable way to measure how we are doing overall in certain areas that are important to us.
  • The Diversity survey helped us pinpoint some areas were we could work on improving. This came out in comments from several users.
  • We have to keep in mind that comments are important, but sometimes it is just one person who is upset about one thing that does not affect anyone else. We must keep that in mind and set those aside. It is easy to get caught up in some of those comments.
Lisa Shapiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cornerstone OnDemand

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

* One-time fee

Culture Amp

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Culture Amp
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
Culture Amp

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Culture Amp

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Culture Amp

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.0
Culture Amp

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Culture Amp

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.3
Culture Amp

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.9
Culture Amp

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Culture Amp

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
10.0
Culture Amp

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