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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

emPerform

How easily the system interfaces with the HRIS system is essential for setup. Unfortunately, the emPerform system doesn't seem to perform as well as we would like. Review setup is cumbersome and time consuming. We like the customized workflow, but would like more abilities to assign reviewers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Learning Management

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

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

emPerform

  • Ability to customize workflow.
  • Ability for Human Resources to aid managers by making recommendations/edits to comments before employees receive their evaluation.
  • Customized security profiles to ensure each stage of the process is administered according to a specific business model.
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

emPerform

  • Layout modifications when employees and managers are in "review" mode. The system would benefit greatly from having everything accessible with only a single click. The current layout requires the reviewer to visit different areas before even reaching the rating area.
  • Cloud-based performance management! With the popularity of remote and telework positions, it would be fantastic to offer employees and managers the ability to log in from anywhere and still access the performance management system.
  • Ease of use and integration with HRIS systems.
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

emPerform

emPerform 5.0
Based on 1 answer
We feel very strongly about moving to a platform that's easier to manage and provides our employees/managers with a faster tool. We like the convenience of cloud-based software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

emPerform

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

emPerform

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

emPerform

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

emPerform

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

emPerform

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

emPerform

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

emPerform

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

emPerform

Anonymous | 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

emPerform

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

emPerform

  • Reduction in administrative time by having all of the performance evaluations available through an electronic portal.
  • Ability to have quick reporting on the status of evaluations and metrics on suggested training and development plans.
Anonymous | 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

emPerform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
emPerform
5.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
emPerform
5.0

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
emPerform

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
emPerform

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.0
emPerform

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
emPerform

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.3
emPerform

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.9
emPerform

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
emPerform

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
10.0
emPerform

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