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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

Pluralsight

Pluralsight's best demographic is already-seasoned technology for professionals who are looking to improve their skills and train themselves to move up in job titles. There are competitors that are better suited for absolute beginners. While the content is excellent and presented in a manner significantly less boring than reading the documentation, it's still up to the user to ensure they're comprehending the information.
Sam Rueby (MCSA) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Pluralsight
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Pluralsight
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Pluralsight
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Pluralsight
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Pluralsight

Recruiting / ATS

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

Learning Management

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

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

Pluralsight

  • When it comes to Microsoft tools, languages and techniques, Pluralsight brings its customers the very latest in content. Just after the release of ASP.NET Core 2.0 came out they had a course available online.
  • The instructors are top-notch. You get incredible presenters such as Paul Sheriff, Shawn Wildermuth, Scott Allen and more. All are incredibly articulate and provide great download code.
  • Pluralsight offers a cool set of tools that let you take a test and see where you stand on the learning curve of a given technology. This lets you know where you should be brushing up on a given technology.
Mark Orlando | 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

Pluralsight

  • I'd like to see Pluralsight better indicate where technology might be deprecated in favor of something newer. Continue to offer that content, but this would give users an opportunity to reconsider the skill they're learning.
  • Pluralsight should offer a native Roku app. There have been several times where I'd like to sit and learn something from the comfort of my couch, but Pluralsight's Roku integration is mediocre at best.
  • Pluralsight could better provide code examples and sample repositories for some of its courses.
Anonymous | 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

Pluralsight

Pluralsight 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great product and service so far. Awesome new content almost every week.
Hernán Silva | 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

Pluralsight

Pluralsight 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very, VERY easy to use.
Hernán Silva | 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

Pluralsight

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

Pluralsight

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

Pluralsight

Pluralsight 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Each feedback I do for them, I get no response. Minimal communication and followups!
shareef hiasat | 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

Pluralsight

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

Pluralsight

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

Pluralsight

Before using Pluralsight, staff was using YouTube to help them with developing certain aspects of their knowledge. However, YouTube is much less structured/organized than Pluralsight. Pluralsight has a very wide offering of courses and it has lot of good content. One quick search and we can get started.
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

Pluralsight

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

Pluralsight

  • One positive impact is it has kept our employees engaged in the material they work with every day. Instead of becoming stagnant and complacent, they are actively searching out ways to develop skills and do more with the tools available to them.
  • It saves money when it comes to offering training and development opportunities company-wide. It would be much more costly to invest in specialized training for that number of employees.
  • One potential negative is the amount of company time spent on coursework over work responsibilities. A balance must be struck and individuals should be encouraged to explore the training on their own time.
Anonymous | 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

Pluralsight

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
Pluralsight
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
Pluralsight
10.0

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Pluralsight
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Pluralsight

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
Pluralsight

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Pluralsight
6.0

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
Pluralsight

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
Pluralsight

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Pluralsight

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Pluralsight

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