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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Onboarding

    7.8

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    78%

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    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%

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    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

    8.8
    88%
    104 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance Management

    8.2

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    82%

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    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%

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    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%

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 15/15 features

    Job Requisition Management

    6.0
    60%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    6.4
    64%
    40 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    6.9
    69%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    6.3
    63%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customized Application Form

    6.1
    61%
    39 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resume Management

    6.4
    64%
    42 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    6.4
    64%
    39 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Candidate Search

    6.0
    60%
    40 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    6.1
    61%
    40 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration

    6.1
    61%
    35 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Task Creation and Delegation

    6.1
    61%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email Templates

    7.2
    72%
    56 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    User Permissions

    7.2
    72%
    57 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    7.6
    76%
    52 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting

    7.0
    70%
    60 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning Management

    8.0

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    80%

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    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 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    83%
    242 Ratings
    5.9

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    59%
    32 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.7

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    97%
    35 Ratings
    10.0

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.6

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    86%
    35 Ratings
    9.6

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    96%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    7.3

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    73%
    5 Ratings

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    6.4

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    64%
    5 Ratings

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.5

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    65%
    49 Ratings
    5.9

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    59%
    19 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    8.6

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    86%
    4 Ratings

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    9.0

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    90%
    8 Ratings

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    90%
    18 Ratings

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.2

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    82%
    2 Ratings

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    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

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    I've learned hundreds of software applications over the last several decades, and trained teams in offices and one-on-one. At one point, books and trade magazines were a great way to get up to speed with an application, but they've become less and less effective for getting started. Video lessons have some strengths; you can get a rapid overview of a program's capabilities and watch an experienced user using its tools efficiently. On rare occasions they'll even point out bugs that could trip you up, but I wish instructors shared more of those issues. However, it takes a very self-motivated learner to sit through training sessions. Most people don't fit that category, and a subscription may end up gathering dust like a pandemic gym membership. My account is sometimes dormant for months, but then I'll be watching lessons continually the following month. I've often wondered if it was worth it for that reason. I have some friends that voraciously devoured class after Lynda.com class, and built successful careers on that training. But many others never use their account. It's helpful to consider whether you're a self-motivated learner. If not, it may not be the best format for you. More complicated software often can't be adequately introduced in a several-hour-long series of videos. I found Final Cut Pro (7) hard to learn online, also Logic Pro. Other somewhat complicated programs like DVD Pro were a snap to learn, and I learned a lot about PHP and Actionscript programming from Lynda.com. Some web and graphics software is exceptionally explained by real experts, such as Lynda's Photoshop classes, which are the best I've seen on that subject. Many of her web production courses will take you every step along the way to creating your own website, even if you haven't coded before. Adobe and Apple have both published similar project-based tutorial classes in book form, and I think they're a bit more polished, but the video instructor can help move you along through all the content more easily. Learning software seems to work better from an online video than a book these days; it's helpful to already be sitting at the computer where you're able to try everything out as it's explained. Most people don't seem to retain software principles unless they're trying them while learning. A bad instructor can make it difficult to sit through a video class. Lynda.com and others generally have a large variety of content creators, so you're not as limited with instructors as you might be at a University, where the same instructor may teach several related applications. Departmental faculty may have much more targeted and creative applications for your software though, while paid corporate software training can be mind-numbingly bad. Continuing ed classes that I've taken usually seemed to just focus on learning the tools in a software product. They often don't or even can't show you how to apply the software for your purposes as full time faculty at a University might. Some Lynda.com instructors weren't great, but most seemed a cut above the continuing ed and corporate software trainers I've learned from or contracted. The majority of the classes seemed to apply the software for an impressive final project. Redundancy is a real drawback among the online lessons. Often the advanced classes repeat many of the concepts from the introductory "Essentials" courses. If you know an earlier version of an application and just want to learn new features, a book may be a faster route to your goal. I originally suggested the "New Features" lessons that Lynda began to offer for updated releases, and I think they're especially helpful. It's much harder to skim through a video than a page of text, so I'd anticipate having to complement your Lynda.com lessons with other instructional materials. Lynda.com didn't have as many of the "fluff" courses that LinkedIn is now offering. These titles read like articles from Cosmo. They might be better served to offer "How to respond to a connection request from a recruiter who works in a field completely unrelated to you."
    Arthur Kegerreis | 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

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    • Industry expert authors/instructors - you're learning from people with pedigree.
    • Breadth and depth of catalog - not only is there a wide range of topics and disciplines, but there are frequently several levels of depth within each (eg. Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced).
    • Time needed to complete each course AND each section of a course are included - you know what you're getting into from the first click.
    Chris Salles | 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

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    • LinkedIn Learning provides learning paths, but it's left much to be desired. Not enough direction about the why, or learning outcomes.
    • Some courses provide exercises/quizzes. Others do not. There's definitely a missing piece to test comprehension.
    • The library is so large, it's difficult to really build your own learning. I find it better for just-in-time learning.
    Rocky Kev | 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

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    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

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It can help all employees learn to strengthen current skills or to learn new skills and then can learn to excel in their current department or they learn a new skills in a new department creating interconnection and cross-departmental value in a company.
    Erika Schaefer | 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

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) 9.6
    Based on 3 answers
    Very user friendly, easy to copy and/or download notes offline, and follow up with your instructor is easy as pie. You can even LinkedIn with your instructor and follow up with questions/concerns online and in several forums. Very cool concept and easy to use.
    Cedric Allen | 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

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    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

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    Cornerstone OnDemand 6.5
    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

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) 5.9
    Based on 19 answers
    The technical team behind LinkedIn Learning (or Lynda.com) knows their job, and they usually solve problems very quickly. While I haven't had many run-ins with them (thus the low rating), I do find that when we call them, the problem gets resolved in a reasonable amount of time. The flip-side of this comment is that we never have needed to call them with a high-priority issue.
    Jaymason Gallien | 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

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    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

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    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

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    Our organization has used different webinars, including ones on LinkedIn, to provide similar insight. But it's a totally different ballgame. Lynda.com offers in-depth tutorials rather than just a 2-hour video broadcast. With lynda.com there are more information and experts, as well as so many different courses fit for every need/want. There is also a lot more flexibility with lynda. You can take it on the go, watch on mobile and at anytime, rather than being tied to a certain time slot.
    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

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    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

    LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

    • I can't think of a negative impact that Lynda.com has when it relates to the extensive library of training software that is available to subscribers. I'm lucky that my job provides a free subscription for instructors. I use Lynda.com to hone in on my technical skills.
    Ai Ashe | TrustRadius Reviewer

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