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Cornerstone OnDemand

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is well suited for having a single or almost-single source of training for a very large organization. The ease of putting a course into the system and making it available across the enterprise or pushing it out as an assignment with a due date is great. It also handles the ability to push out large amounts of training to users through assignments pretty well, although sometimes it does take a while to process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

A great scenario where LinkedIn Learning is fantastic is when working on a project where we miss specific skill sets. My coworker was skilled in Microsoft Power BI, while I was not. So I spent 3 hours going through a few LinkedIn Learning Power BI trainings to get up to speed. Another coworker was not experienced in Google Analytics, and again, LinkedIn Learning filled in the blanks.A scenario where it's less appropriate is finding specific needs for your use case. While LinkedIn Learning is great for learning how something works and exploring test projects - don't expect it to hold your hand to do something very specific. For example - if you need to deploy a app using YOUR SPECIFIC WORKFLOW, you're not going to find a point-by-point tutorial. You'll find courses on how to deploy it in different ways, but not exactly the way you need it.
Rocky Kev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Access to a huge community of training resources training webinars and social communities. Cornerstone does a great job with providing administrators with the tools and people to get connected on utilizing the product.
  • Ability to load or upload files of data. I used Cornerstone with a smaller company and now I'm with a company with a larger employee group. Cornerstone's ability to load certain data for specific features saves administrators time and effort when carrying out tasks and projects.
  • Access to permissions and constraints. This allows us to either centralize or de-centralize tasks to our organization partners based on business needs.
  • Cornerstone's available integrations in the Edge Marketplace also is becoming extremely helpful. With so many applications within a business, we're looking to have a "hub" where our employees can have a one-stop shop for learning.
Anonymous | 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

  • There are a lot of resources for help, which is great, but there are a mix of locations to find them. It would be nice if they were all in one central location.
  • The HR Suite product is very basic. I am hoping the new merger with Saba will help improve this tool.
  • They don't have a way to roll up changes in the pilot portal into the production portal, so when you test changes, you then have to manually made those updates in production. I've worked with software elsewhere that they can just push those changes into production.
Jennifer Goodwin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

  • Different results depending on each person's learning style or each expert's teaching style. Like in school, not all matchups will be beneficial and totally, completely informational.
  • Sometimes the videos can be long, which means it can be easy to get distracted/not pay attention. Sometimes long videos are warranted, sometimes they're not. Lynda is best for candidates with the self-discipline to stay committed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.1
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

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) 9.6
Based on 2 answers
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 8.2
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

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) 9.5
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 9.0
Based on 4 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 3.0
Based on 4 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 7.0
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

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) 9.2
Based on 13 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 4.3
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

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 5.2
Based on 5 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 8.3
Based on 19 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

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

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

We have both lynda.com and Plural sight at my job. I like lynda.com when I am searching for a specific tool as it contains videos that hone in on teaching the attributes of a specific tool. Pluralsight's videos generally are longer and are more project based. But both sites are excellent resources. I can't really say which is better than the other.
Ai Ashe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 10.0
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

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Increased Performance Development - We were aiming for a more involved performance process between employees and managers. This is something that we continue to develop, but Cornerstone's Check-Ins functionality is the tool needed to bring performance into the future. Even just setting up the system to allow for one on one check-ins is a huge advancement in foster great communications between managers and employees.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

  • ROI has been positive. I've needed to know how to use an application, and lynda.com has helped me develop my skills. I know more after taking a lynda.com course than I did before it. That increase in knowledge and skills translates into greater productivity.
  • To be fair, I've never paid for a lynda.com license. I've used the licenses of former employers, and our public library has licensing deals with lynda.com for patrons. Since I have $0 invested in lynda.com, any knowledge gains represent a significant ROI.
Benjamin Brogdon | 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

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
9.6

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
9.5

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.0
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.0
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
9.2

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.3
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.2
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
10.0
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

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