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11 Ratings

Cornerstone OnDemand

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Feature Set Ratings

  • Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Performance Management, Succession Planning
  • People HR ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Recruiting / ATS

Onboarding

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
8.5

People HR

85%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 2/3 features

New hire portal

8.0
80%
64 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

7.8
78%
107 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting

8.9
89%
116 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%
8.5

People HR

85%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 3/5 features

Corporate goal setting

8.0
80%
90 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Subordinate goal setting

8.2
82%
93 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.7
87%
101 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.2
82%
89 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.6
86%
105 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Performance Management

8.1

Cornerstone OnDemand

81%
6.8

People HR

68%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 10/10 features

Performance plans

8.0
80%
89 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Plan weighting

8.0
80%
76 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager note taking

8.3
83%
65 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.2
82%
77 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Review status tracking

8.2
82%
91 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

8.1
81%
60 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

8.2
82%
89 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

8.2
82%
81 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.1
81%
78 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Reporting

8.1
81%
107 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

8.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

85%
8.0

People HR

80%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 3/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

8.5
85%
47 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Candidate ranking

8.7
87%
47 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Candidate search

8.7
87%
50 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Candidate development

8.3
83%
46 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Recruiting / ATS

7.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

74%
8.6

People HR

86%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 8/15 features

Job Requisition Management

7.0
70%
44 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Company Website Posting

7.3
73%
40 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.6
76%
37 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

7.1
71%
37 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Customized Application Form

7.1
71%
39 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Resume Management

7.4
74%
42 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.6
76%
39 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Candidate Search

7.1
71%
40 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

7.1
71%
40 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Collaboration

7.2
72%
35 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

6.9
69%
37 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email Templates

7.9
79%
56 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

User Permissions

7.6
76%
57 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

8.1
81%
52 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Reporting

7.5
75%
60 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning Management

7.9

Cornerstone OnDemand

79%

People HR

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

Course authoring

6.7
67%
126 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Course catalog or library

8.6
86%
172 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Player/Portal

8.1
81%
159 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning content

8.3
83%
137 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile friendly

7.4
74%
128 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

8.0
80%
156 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Assignments

8.4
84%
168 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance management

8.2
82%
149 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning administration

8.3
83%
171 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

8.6
86%
170 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Social learning

6.8
68%
107 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Human Resource Management

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.9

People HR

89%
People HR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Payroll Management

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

People HR

84%
People HR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Leave and Attendance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.0

People HR

90%
People HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Balance details

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Employee Self Service

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.4

People HR

74%
People HR ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Update personal information

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

View company policy documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Employee recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Asset Management

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

People HR

80%
People HR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

HR Reporting

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

People HR

80%
People HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Pre-built reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • People HR is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%
245 Ratings
9.0

People HR

90%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.7

Cornerstone OnDemand

97%
37 Ratings

People HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

85%
36 Ratings

People HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
5 Ratings

People HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

6.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

64%
5 Ratings

People HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

66%
50 Ratings

People HR

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
4 Ratings

People HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
8 Ratings

People HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
18 Ratings

People HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
214 Ratings

People HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

5.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

55%
2 Ratings

People HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
2 Ratings

People HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

9.1

Cornerstone OnDemand

91%
4 Ratings

People HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

5.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

56%
4 Ratings

People HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone is great for large-scale learning needs. If you need to get training out to a bunch of people, it's a great tool for assigning and tracking. If you're looking for an AI-based tool for performance, it's not ready for that. It's improving, but it's not quite there.
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The Access Group

It's simple to use even for non-technical employees, making it very simple to install even for a workforce that hasn't grown up in the digital age, and for that People HR is the best option to fit in. I haven't got in any situation yet where I see People HR as less appropriate except Applications Tracking Systems as I have never worked on that module much.
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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.
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The Access Group

  • Complex reporting is made easy through the reporting capabilities of the system. We have been using reports for the past year and absolutely trust the accuracy of the data produced. The reports are generated easily through the system and can be exported into an editable Excel spreadsheet which is great.
  • The self-service of data is great for freeing up HR time. Employees can update their personal information themselves quickly and easily.
  • The App is a great feature of People HR. A large proportion of our employees work in our warehouse and as such don't have their own computer at work. The app allows those employees easy access to the system on the go.
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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.
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The Access Group

  • The applicant tracking system still has room for improvement with integrating with external job boards like Indeed / Jobsite.co.uk / Directgov etc.
  • There is an option for creating forms with signatures but it doesn't allow for comments/feedback/changes/versions.
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Pricing Details

Cornerstone OnDemand

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cornerstone OnDemand editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    People HR

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    People HR editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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.
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      The Access Group

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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)
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      The Access Group

      No answers on this topic

      Reliability and Availability

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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.
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      The Access Group

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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
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      The Access Group

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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.
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      The Access Group

      No answers on this topic

      In-Person Training

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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.
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      The Access Group

      No answers on this topic

      Online Training

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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.
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      The Access Group

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      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.
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      The Access Group

      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.
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      The Access Group

      People HR is easy to use, you don't actually need any training for that. The programme and functionality are excellent, and the support provided by Advisors when you click the help button to speak with them is always excellent. They are quick to respond to any questions and provide excellent customer service.
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      Scalability

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      I have had no problem scaling the platform across various areas of the business
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      The Access Group

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      Cornerstone OnDemand

      • We are in the process of trying to increase employee engagement through content expansion. We are in the early stages of this.
      • The Edge Import Tool, in conjunction with Reporting 2.0, has done a great job of helping to automate/semi-automate tasks for huge time savings.
      • Maintaining compliance. Achieved through dynamic/automated groups, assignments, communication, and reporting.
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      The Access Group

      • The system has freed up time of our administrators allowing them to get involved in more and develop themselves within the department
      • The data allows us to accurately report on absence which has supported the development of a new absence management process
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