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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone is the #1 Learning Management System for a reason. The Learning Management and Performance Management tools are amazing. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a talent platform. They have room to grow in the recruiting space. I believe that the new tools on the roadmap look promising, however, we ended up removing this tool from our contract and going with another vendor. Cornerstone is not nearly as experienced in the talent acquisition space as it is in talent management.
Jennifer Goodwin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
IBM Kenexa
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
IBM Kenexa
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
IBM Kenexa
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
IBM Kenexa

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
IBM Kenexa
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
IBM Kenexa
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
IBM Kenexa
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
IBM Kenexa
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
IBM Kenexa
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
IBM Kenexa

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
IBM Kenexa
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
IBM Kenexa
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
IBM Kenexa
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
IBM Kenexa
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
IBM Kenexa
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
IBM Kenexa
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
IBM Kenexa
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
IBM Kenexa
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
IBM Kenexa
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
IBM Kenexa
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
IBM Kenexa

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
IBM Kenexa
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
IBM Kenexa
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
IBM Kenexa
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
IBM Kenexa
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
IBM Kenexa

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
IBM Kenexa
7.2
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
IBM Kenexa
7.1
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
IBM Kenexa
8.0
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.4
IBM Kenexa
8.1
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
IBM Kenexa
8.1
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
IBM Kenexa
5.4
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.3
IBM Kenexa
6.3
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
IBM Kenexa
5.4
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
IBM Kenexa
6.2
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
IBM Kenexa
6.2
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
IBM Kenexa
8.1
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
IBM Kenexa
7.1
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
IBM Kenexa
8.1
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
IBM Kenexa
8.0

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
IBM Kenexa
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
IBM Kenexa
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
IBM Kenexa
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
IBM Kenexa
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
IBM Kenexa
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
IBM Kenexa
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
IBM Kenexa
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
IBM Kenexa
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
IBM Kenexa
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
IBM Kenexa
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
IBM Kenexa
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
IBM Kenexa

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • User friendly and attractive website design.
  • It offers the ability to do online training, or also track face to face, on the job training.
  • It's continuously improving with new features to keep up with the growing demand for online learning.
  • Rather simple admin interface.
Jessica Bussey | 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

  • Observation checklists can be tricky to navigate
  • Updating content and how that affects Curriculum/re-versioning
  • Certification management can be frustrating for expired users
  • Removing content for terminated employees could be easier, instead of removing content item by item, would be nice to be able to remove all content from active transcript to removed transcript
Stephanie Dorsey | 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

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

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 8.8
Based on 25 answers
Cornerstone OnDemand in general has very good usability. It is easy for end users to start using it. We don`t need to provide any trainings for learners or line managers. At maximum we can create one pager with general information. It is easy to search trainings. You don’t need to know the ID or full name of training.
Andriy Verminskyy | 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 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I've never felt like i've been left high and dry by Cornerstone. we may be frustrated with some problems but they are always there with us working for solutions
Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 2.7
Based on 2 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 1 answer
Just slow for what we are doing here
Dennard Melton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.1
Based on 34 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

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 1.8
Based on 2 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 3.9
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

IBM Kenexa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 5.4
Based on 5 answers
Training was thorough.
Christopher Fox, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Kenexa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.0
Based on 13 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa 2.6
Based on 2 answers
We purchased an out of the box solution and that worked well for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is lightyears ahead of HealthStream. HealthStream's system is archaic and does not have any features besides basic compliance training. HealthStream is not visually appealing and users simply choose to log in and complete only what has been assigned to them. Cornerstone's catalog is so much more user friendly and inviting.
Chelsea Polette, M.A. | 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 9.1
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

IBM Kenexa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • The work my small admin team has done in the past 2 1/2 years, would have cost my company hundreds of thousands of dollars with a 3rd party.
  • Using Cornerstone as an LMS has put our Company on the map for a leader in Learning and Development.
Nina Queen | 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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Pricing Details

Cornerstone OnDemand

General

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

* One-time fee

IBM Kenexa

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
IBM Kenexa
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
IBM Kenexa
6.0

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
IBM Kenexa
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
IBM Kenexa

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
IBM Kenexa
5.0

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
IBM Kenexa
1.8

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
IBM Kenexa

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
IBM Kenexa

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
IBM Kenexa
2.6

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
IBM Kenexa

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