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355 Ratings

Cornerstone OnDemand

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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • iCIMS Talent Cloud ranks higher in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Onboarding

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%

iCIMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 3/3 features

New hire portal

8.0
80%
64 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

7.8
78%
107 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting

8.9
89%
116 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%

iCIMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 5/5 features

Corporate goal setting

8.0
80%
90 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Subordinate goal setting

8.2
82%
93 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.7
87%
101 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.2
82%
89 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.6
86%
105 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

8.1

Cornerstone OnDemand

81%

iCIMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 10/10 features

Performance plans

8.0
80%
89 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plan weighting

8.0
80%
76 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager note taking

8.3
83%
65 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.2
82%
77 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

8.2
82%
91 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

8.1
81%
60 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

8.2
82%
89 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

8.2
82%
81 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.1
81%
78 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting

8.1
81%
107 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

8.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

85%

iCIMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

8.5
85%
47 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

8.8
88%
47 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

8.7
87%
50 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

8.3
83%
46 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

7.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

74%
7.8

iCIMS

78%
iCIMS Talent Cloud ranks higher in 12/15 features

Job Requisition Management

7.0
70%
44 Ratings
8.3
83%
125 Ratings

Company Website Posting

7.3
73%
40 Ratings
8.5
85%
119 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.7
77%
37 Ratings
7.8
78%
105 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

7.1
71%
37 Ratings
8.2
82%
110 Ratings

Customized Application Form

7.2
72%
39 Ratings
6.8
68%
113 Ratings

Resume Management

7.4
74%
42 Ratings
7.5
75%
122 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.6
76%
39 Ratings
6.1
61%
115 Ratings

Candidate Search

7.1
71%
40 Ratings
8.0
80%
123 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

7.2
72%
40 Ratings
8.7
87%
124 Ratings

Collaboration

7.3
73%
35 Ratings
8.5
85%
112 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

6.9
69%
37 Ratings
7.2
72%
95 Ratings

Email Templates

7.9
79%
56 Ratings
8.1
81%
124 Ratings

User Permissions

7.6
76%
57 Ratings
7.9
79%
122 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.2
82%
52 Ratings
7.0
70%
110 Ratings

Reporting

7.5
75%
60 Ratings
7.6
76%
123 Ratings

Learning Management

7.9

Cornerstone OnDemand

79%

iCIMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 11/11 features

Course authoring

6.7
67%
126 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Course catalog or library

8.6
86%
172 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Player/Portal

8.1
81%
159 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning content

8.3
83%
137 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile friendly

7.4
74%
128 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

8.0
80%
156 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Assignments

8.4
84%
168 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance management

8.2
82%
149 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning administration

8.3
83%
171 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

8.6
86%
170 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social learning

6.8
68%
107 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cornerstone OnDemand is rated higher in 8 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Online Training, Implementation Rating, Configurability, Ease of integration, Product Scalability, Vendor pre-sale
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud is rated higher in 5 areas: Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Vendor post-sale

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%
245 Ratings
7.7

iCIMS

77%
149 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.7

Cornerstone OnDemand

97%
37 Ratings
8.3

iCIMS

83%
31 Ratings

Usability

8.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

85%
36 Ratings
8.9

iCIMS

89%
68 Ratings

Availability

7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
5 Ratings
9.1

iCIMS

91%
10 Ratings

Performance

6.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

64%
5 Ratings
8.2

iCIMS

82%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

6.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

66%
50 Ratings
7.2

iCIMS

72%
115 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
4 Ratings

iCIMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
8 Ratings
7.9

iCIMS

79%
3 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
18 Ratings
6.3

iCIMS

63%
8 Ratings

Configurability

7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
214 Ratings
5.0

iCIMS

50%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

5.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

55%
2 Ratings
5.0

iCIMS

50%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
2 Ratings
7.8

iCIMS

78%
2 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

9.1

Cornerstone OnDemand

91%
4 Ratings
10.0

iCIMS

100%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

5.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

56%
4 Ratings
5.0

iCIMS

50%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone is great for large-scale learning needs. If you need to get training out to a bunch of people, it's a great tool for assigning and tracking. If you're looking for an AI-based tool for performance, it's not ready for that. It's improving, but it's not quite there.
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iCIMS

iCIMS Talent Cloud is a great applicant tracking system that allows users to easily identify qualified candidates with built in AI platforms. iCIMS's text recruit is a very helpful tool that allows easy communication from recruiter/admin to candidate, without using personal cell phones on the admin side. This is the day and age that we live in so this is a very appropriate add on.
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Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Automatic recurring assignments are easy to get that refresher training out without needing to assign it fresh each time.
  • Reporting 2.0 makes it easy to write and share your reports with just selected filters. Making it easy for people receiving it to just change what they need to see.
  • Learning Admin Console makes it easy to peek at what is going on in your portal and open up connected reporting when needed.
  • Success Center is a great resource for getting peer answers to questions and learning about the releases and suggesting changes that should be added to the roadmap.
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iCIMS

  • The opt-out message after the 1st text helps weed out the people who are not interested.
  • Having the ability to have templates/answers to frequent questions saved and ready to use makes it easier/faster to talk to multiple people.
  • Being able to schedule text campaigns is amazing. Every Saturday I set up my campaigns for the next week. This gives me more time to focus on other things.
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Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • User-submitted external training is editable by users even after it has been approved and completed on their transcript, UNLESS a transcript lock is put into place--which also renders all submitted certificates un-openable once approved. Thus they can never be referenced after approval.
  • The system is designed for annual compliance training to be re-versioned annually. I [believe it] is a very un-user friendly for training that we don't want to re-version because users take it on a rolling, as-needed basis.
  • Some very key components are not configurable and cause our users a great deal of confusion. For example, there is no way to turn off the search bar on a user transcript or even to edit the prompt text within it. Our users are constantly searching for training here, and end up re-opening/re-launching completed courses rather than registering for a new occurrence of a course.
  • In general, we find Cornerstone [onDemand] clunky and that it does not really meet our needs.
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iCIMS

  • The price was a little high for my small organization - not a budget ATS
  • With all the custom fields, sometimes it can be hard to navigate everything to find the right report
  • I've heard some candidates have trouble on their end
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Pricing Details

Cornerstone OnDemand

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cornerstone OnDemand editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    iCIMS

    Starting Price

    $1,700 per month

    Editions & Modules

    iCIMS editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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.
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      iCIMS

      I would say that we are very likely to renew with iCIMS. They seem to continuously be improving their product based on the feedback from their clients. In addition, the thought have having to go through another implementation of this level is daunting and as long as the software continues to meet the business needs of the company and provides the appropriate level of support we will most likely stay. Costs regarding future renewals will also impact this decision and if necessary we will go to market to evaluate other options.
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      Usability

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      Easy to use, easy to learn, lots of support during the learning process. There are a few parts of the system we don't use and I'm hesitant to begin using because other clients have said they're difficult and cumbersome (certifications) or outdated (libraries)
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      iCIMS

      We just love iCIMS. Our hiring managers love iCIMS. I give it a 9 because some hiring managers do not have to use it as regularly and need reminders on what to do. It really improved our experience with our ATS overall and I wouldn't want to work in any other system in my job.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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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      iCIMS

      There is always ample advance notice before the software goes down for maintenance and this is usually done at off-peak hours. As for system failures - I can't think of any that have effected us in over two years od use.
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      Performance

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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
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      iCIMS

      We can think of no dissatisfaction with our daily use of iCims, involving its response time to commands or incompatibility with any other software we presently use.
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      Support Rating

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      Its always important to have support when you are facing problems and when you are the main admin of the organization. Cornerstone Support is very supporting when you have not found the answer in the help guide. its very useful to have a team support to guide you.
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      iCIMS

      Before pandemic and iCIMS Talent Cloud acquisitions I would give 10 without a doubt. Unfortunately, I see a strong decrease in the support model, which seems to be mainly connected with the fact that acquired companies/tools/features need to be integrated with the platform, and knowledge of newly provided services and tools were not yet incorporated fully into the support.
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      In-Person Training

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      we use also to admin all our training in person events and sessions. Its easy to admin this kind of trainings and automatize some processes we have. Also de user experience and the integration with other systems helps to the employees to use more. All modules integrated oriented to develop people is the principal reason to have CSOD. The training administration is very complete and allows to automate many processes.
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      iCIMS

      No answers on this topic

      Online Training

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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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      iCIMS

      I would say I believe iCims online training is very good. It's informative, visually appealing, and simple in explaining all the different aspects of iCims. I also really like the new candidate onboarding, and all the other training curricula you have up to be able to inform or send out to the candidate. I like you can attach a URL link for videos as well so you can really customize the training. I feel that overall, I would like to see more. Perhaps, more robust options with the training, if that's something iCims is expanding on in the future.
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      Implementation Rating

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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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      iCIMS

      I wasn't involved with the implementation. It was before my time
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      Alternatives Considered

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      The Sales Pitch for Cornerstone while being great, left us a bit disappointed when the tool got implemented. Although it is a game-changer and radically improved the learning experience the after-sales service has left us a bit disappointed. Since the overall package makes up for the situation, we can safely recommend it but while exercising caution.
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      iCIMS

      Fully available automation, lesser bad data quality, more information is gathered at the time of applicant profile creation without having the need to ask for any follow ups or additional notifications. Integrates better with Oracle, Workday and SAP than other similar systems. Service tickets are resolved faster than other vendors we worked with.
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      Scalability

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      I have had no problem scaling the platform across various areas of the business
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      iCIMS

      iCims is currently pretty good and the best TAS for us at our stage of growth - but further improvement and enhancements will only help make it even better.
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      Return on Investment

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      • We are in the process of trying to increase employee engagement through content expansion. We are in the early stages of this.
      • The Edge Import Tool, in conjunction with Reporting 2.0, has done a great job of helping to automate/semi-automate tasks for huge time savings.
      • Maintaining compliance. Achieved through dynamic/automated groups, assignments, communication, and reporting.
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      iCIMS

      • We implemented iCIMS Talent Cloud right before the pandemic. The pandemic created the most difficult recruitment environment ever. I cannot say that iCIMS Talent Cloud has helped us realize any advantageous success in this battle we are fighting. It gets the job done, but we have realized anything like filling jobs faster or having resources within iCIMS Talent Cloud to allow us to attract candidates differently. Status quo, I guess.
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