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401 Ratings
57 Ratings

Cornerstone OnDemand

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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Kenexa Talent Acquisition Suite ranks higher in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Onboarding

7.8

Cornerstone OnDemand

78%

IBM Kenexa

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

New hire portal

7.5
75%
64 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

7.4
74%
105 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting

8.5
85%
115 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

84%

IBM Kenexa

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

Corporate goal setting

8.0
80%
87 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Subordinate goal setting

8.2
82%
91 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
99 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.3
83%
87 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.7
87%
104 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%

IBM Kenexa

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

Performance plans

8.0
80%
88 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plan weighting

8.2
82%
74 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager note taking

8.4
84%
63 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.3
83%
75 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

8.1
81%
89 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

8.1
81%
58 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

8.1
81%
87 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

8.6
86%
79 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.7
87%
77 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting

7.8
78%
106 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.9

Cornerstone OnDemand

79%

IBM Kenexa

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

Create succession plans/pools

8.3
83%
46 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

7.9
79%
46 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

7.6
76%
49 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

7.7
77%
45 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

6.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

65%
7.2

IBM Kenexa

72%
IBM Kenexa Talent Acquisition Suite ranks higher in 12/15 features

Job Requisition Management

6.0
60%
44 Ratings
7.3
73%
11 Ratings

Company Website Posting

6.4
64%
40 Ratings
7.0
70%
10 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

6.9
69%
37 Ratings
7.3
73%
10 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.3
63%
37 Ratings
7.3
73%
11 Ratings

Customized Application Form

6.1
61%
39 Ratings
6.7
67%
11 Ratings

Resume Management

6.4
64%
42 Ratings
7.0
70%
10 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

6.3
63%
39 Ratings
6.7
67%
10 Ratings

Candidate Search

5.9
59%
40 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

6.1
61%
40 Ratings
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Collaboration

6.0
60%
35 Ratings
6.7
67%
8 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

6.1
61%
37 Ratings
7.0
70%
6 Ratings

Email Templates

7.2
72%
56 Ratings
7.3
73%
10 Ratings

User Permissions

7.2
72%
57 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

7.6
76%
52 Ratings
7.3
73%
10 Ratings

Reporting

7.0
70%
60 Ratings
6.7
67%
10 Ratings

Learning Management

8.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

80%

IBM Kenexa

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

Course authoring

7.4
74%
122 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Course catalog or library

8.6
86%
166 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Player/Portal

8.2
82%
153 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning content

8.2
82%
133 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile friendly

7.3
73%
125 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

8.0
80%
150 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Assignments

8.5
85%
162 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance management

8.1
81%
143 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning administration

8.5
85%
165 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

8.4
84%
164 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social learning

6.8
68%
102 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cornerstone OnDemand is rated higher in 6 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%
242 Ratings
8.0

IBM Kenexa

80%
30 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.7

Cornerstone OnDemand

97%
35 Ratings
6.0

IBM Kenexa

60%
12 Ratings

Usability

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
35 Ratings
7.0

IBM Kenexa

70%
3 Ratings

Availability

7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
5 Ratings

IBM Kenexa

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

6.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

64%
5 Ratings
5.0

IBM Kenexa

50%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

6.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

66%
49 Ratings
1.8

IBM Kenexa

18%
4 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
4 Ratings

IBM Kenexa

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
8 Ratings

IBM Kenexa

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
18 Ratings
2.6

IBM Kenexa

26%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
2 Ratings

IBM Kenexa

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

This is a great tool for middle to a large company that wants to have virtual learning access, manager rosters, and robust reporting on multiple data points. You want to make sure you have someone fully committed in time and energy to launching and managing [Cornerstone OnDemand]. It does lift a lot of the communication burden when automating email communication and helps to track required training far better than any excel sheet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

Kenexa is is well suited for any organization that has more than 3000 employees globally. I would not recommend this to startups or a growing organization with less than 3000 employees. But once you cross this number, Kenexa becomes useful and is a brilliant tool for global operations - recruiting. I would recommend this tool to any organization that has offices in many countries/geographies as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Tina Pegar | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

  • Kenexa allows Boolean key word search within a particular requisition so it makes sifting through a high number of applicants manageable and effective
  • Kenexa can be tailored to meet individual business needs. During the time we’ve had Kenexa here I’ve used it in support of a few different business segments and for each the way the system was used to “position” candidate statuses have varied based on the individual need of the business. One example is when interviewing a high volume of applicants internationally, we were able to send qualified applicants through to the “event manager” and it would enable the candidate to select his/her interview date/time based on previously submitted options inputted by our Kenexa users.
  • Kenexa allows one to customize and score questions for each open requisition that applicants complete as they apply. The system then sorts applicants according to the score of candidate answers allowing for easy sorting of top qualified candidates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

  • BrassRing's application system for candidates is prone to freezing and crashing in the middle of the application causing potential candidates to lose all progress. I filled out the application myself and witnessed these issues first hand, on top of several complaints I received via phone and email from candidates attempting to apply via the BrassRing service. Also, the Parsing system within the application is not capable of pulling any meaningful information out of text documents.
  • Each user must be added to each job in order for that job, and the candidates in it, to show up in relevant searches. This becomes a problem when a new team member joins the account and needs access to all of the previous openings just so that they can find candidates already in the system. The account I was working on involved literally hundreds of new openings a month, meaning that any movement of personnel on or off the account would mean having to update potentially thousands of old positions just to allow them to be able to mine the ATS for candidates. I don't see any particular reason why someone with access to the system should have to be given access to each individual job. If a particular position needs to be kept confidential for whatever reason then that individual position should be able to be set to only show to authorized recruiters. The rest of the positions should automatically be searchable by anyone with appropriate access to the ATS to allow for basic level candidate mining and movement.
Aaron Binkley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cornerstone OnDemand

General

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

Starting Price

IBM Kenexa

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.7
Based on 35 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

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 6.0
Based on 12 answers
I am confident that the Kenexa product will continue to evolve to meet the needs of our business in an ever changing work environment. The affiliation with IBM also plays a factor as we have a long standing successful relationship with IBM products. We will be looking to integrate other Kenexa products in the near future to streamline our HR processes.
Brett Kummer, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.6
Based on 35 answers
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)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 7.0
Based on 3 answers
I feel like I am pretty decent with computers and systems. It was fairly easy to use it after about a week or two . But I have seen people struggle with it as well as some people not use it at all. It can be slow at times and not work at times. But Its a fine system.
Dennard Melton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 7.3
Based on 5 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

IBM Kenexa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.4
Based on 5 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

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 5.0
Based on 2 answers
Just slow for what we are doing here
Dennard Melton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.6
Based on 49 answers
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.
Jennifer LONGINE | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 1.8
Based on 4 answers
It is a very basic system. It may be OK for entry level positions only. The practice of removing CVs while the recruitment process is ON is disturbing and there is no one to explain or to inform why it is being done. Even a routine mail is not sent to the client/consultant. I am surprised how this system is continuing without too many complaints.
sanjeev shrivastava | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.6
Based on 4 answers
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.
Ruben Fernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.0
Based on 8 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

IBM Kenexa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.0
Based on 18 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

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 2.6
Based on 4 answers
We purchased an out of the box solution and that worked well for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

SF ATS was not available at the time and Taleo was thought to be too expensive. In retrospect, given the amount of customization and leveraging of other vendor technology for things like analytics I suspect any cost advantage we realized evaporated
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I have had no problem scaling the platform across various areas of the business
Mark Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • We strive to educate our customers and Cornerstone [onDemand] is key to this process. Cornerstone [onDemand] has the ability to deliver content to thousands of users in a reliable environment
  • We need the flexibility to load SCORM courses and videos and Cornerstone [onDemand] nails both of these needs!
  • We have over 100,000 users on our Cornerstone [onDemand] platform! They all have access to our own created material in a reliable and consistent environment!
Donna Conzett | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

  • Kenexa has assisted us in identifying top talent within our target market of applicants.
  • Kenexa may exclude potentially good associates that don't test well.
  • Kenexa clearly defines specific categories and general notes for training, development, & coaching of associates on areas of opportunity.
Daniela Whitfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

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