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Score 7.8 out of 100

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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

Lessonly

Lessonly can be used anywhere a digital learning system works. We use a mix of hands-on training and curriculum. For training our photographers, they go through the lessons with a camera on the desk to test with and tangibly learn what they are reading. Same with our production teams, we have physical representations of the camera cards and order forms that they will be dealing with on a daily basis to help solidify the training they are receiving from Lessonly. It frees up our full-time staff to get prepared for the new season. Once the new hires are done with their assigned lessons, they are ready to start shadowing staff. All of the training and shadowing is done in one day and they are ready to hit the ground running on day two! Lessonly has greatly increased our productivity.
Cait Kaider | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Lessonly
8.5
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Lessonly
8.9
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Lessonly
8.3
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Lessonly
8.7
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Lessonly
8.9
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Lessonly
7.9
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Lessonly
8.5
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Lessonly
9.0
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Lessonly
8.5
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Lessonly
9.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Lessonly
8.6
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Lessonly
7.4

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

Lessonly

  • Open to feedback and ideas and constantly innovating and iterating on their product to serve new needs that arise
  • Making me feel like more than just a customer: They aren't transactional and focus on building the relationship and making me feel heard.
  • Extremely easy to use product so building content takes little time, and I can leverage other subject matter experts to build content as well.
Karie Champlin-Albarran | 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

Lessonly

  • Media import (audio, video) are still in infancy. Reliability of uploaded content isn't 100%.
  • The Events function lacks some features that are more built out in other platforms.
  • Reporting interface has a bit of a learning curve, but overall isn't bad.
Zack Uzzle, ITIL, ATD Master Trainer | 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

Lessonly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Lessonly

Lessonly 9.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Lessonly

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

Lessonly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Lessonly

Lessonly 9.7
Based on 99 answers
This is one of the main reasons I keep going back to Lessonly. The customer service is some of the best I've ever experienced. From the sales process to the work with your customer success rep, Lessonly by far beats out the competitors in this area.
Jayme Kiester | 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

Lessonly

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

Lessonly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Lessonly

We use Skilljar for our external LMS. I found that Skilljar was less user friendly than Lessonly. Lessonly has proven to be much easier to use on the backend and that was the main reason we went with them instead of just using Skilljar for our company LMS.
Joshua Scott | 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

Lessonly

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

Lessonly

  • We've had an increase in quality overall as a company, as we are able to continually train our employees outside of our New Hire Training program.
  • We've seen stronger communication as we are able to send out material to our stylists about products, policies, procedures, etc. and they are able to provide us with feedback. After all, it is their tool for learning and we want to know the best way to provide that information to our Team Members.
Rachel Blankenship | 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

Lessonly

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
Lessonly
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
Lessonly

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Lessonly
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Lessonly

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
Lessonly

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Lessonly
9.7

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
Lessonly

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
Lessonly

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Lessonly

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Lessonly

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