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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

It seems to me that Cornerstone OnDemand is suited for large bureaucracies that have not been exposed to current technology, so they don't know how many features are lacking or how far behind they are with their user interface. I'm not sure I can add more, but [I feel like] Cornerstone OnDemand [is] a system that has been cobbled together badly, so every single change requires an abundance of steps and "touches" to different parts of the system. I wish you allowed me to rate them "0".
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pluralsight Skills

Awesome tool for teams looking to gain new skills or refine and update existing skills. I love the convenience of using this tool for recertification credits (i.e. PMP). Instead of identifying which classes I need to take, I can identify my interests and have recommendations presented for what paths I should take. It is a really helpful tool to create ladders for my team to transition from one role into the next. I think this is going to be a really beneficial tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Pluralsight Skills
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Pluralsight Skills
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Pluralsight Skills
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Pluralsight Skills

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Pluralsight Skills
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Pluralsight Skills
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Pluralsight Skills
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Pluralsight Skills
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Pluralsight Skills
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Pluralsight Skills

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Pluralsight Skills
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Pluralsight Skills
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Pluralsight Skills
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
Pluralsight Skills
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Pluralsight Skills
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Pluralsight Skills
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Pluralsight Skills
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Pluralsight Skills
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Pluralsight Skills
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Pluralsight Skills
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Pluralsight Skills

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Pluralsight Skills
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Pluralsight Skills
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
Pluralsight Skills
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Pluralsight Skills
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Pluralsight Skills

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Pluralsight Skills
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Pluralsight Skills
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Pluralsight Skills
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Pluralsight Skills
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Pluralsight Skills
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
Pluralsight Skills
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Pluralsight Skills
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.8
Pluralsight Skills
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.7
Pluralsight Skills
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Pluralsight Skills
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
Pluralsight Skills
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Pluralsight Skills
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Pluralsight Skills
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Pluralsight Skills
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Pluralsight Skills
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Pluralsight Skills

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Pluralsight Skills
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Pluralsight Skills
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
Pluralsight Skills
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Pluralsight Skills
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Pluralsight Skills
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Pluralsight Skills
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Pluralsight Skills
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Pluralsight Skills
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Pluralsight Skills
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Pluralsight Skills
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Pluralsight Skills
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Pluralsight Skills

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • The level of automation that's possible within the system makes repetitive tasks like annual training a breeze when configured appropriately.
  • The flexibility of the latest reporting capabilities with Cornerstone OnDemand allows for a vast range of data tracking.
  • With good implementation, the system can essentially be configured to capture, track, and house almost any level or kind of data associated with a user.
Clyde Parson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pluralsight Skills

  • Pluralsight has hundreds of authors that are constantly producing new content, which is valuable for the tech industry that is constantly moving at a brisk pace.
  • Many content authors are respected leaders in the topic they're presenting. You are able to trust that their content is thorough and authentic.
  • Niche expert-level topics are presented in a curated video format which is difficult to find anywhere else.
Sam Rueby (MCSA) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Customization. Editing the performance review questions was limited and confusing.
  • Saving work. Dozens of employees would type directly into the performance review question boxes only for the system to refresh and not save their work. This is because the system logs you out after a short time on the website.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pluralsight Skills

  • Companies don't change technologies in their products often. For example a product that was built on AngularJS is still viable and the company may have no plans to upgrade it. Pluralsight could do a better job of providing new courses on technology that's still useful, though somewhat dated; like AngularJS for example.
  • Pluralsight has a bad habit of throwing all their courses in a large bucket. For example, when I log-in and look to see what new I often have to wade through courses on tools that a web artist or designer would use. I wish Pluralsight would categorize course and let us (their customers) flag what types of videos we wanted to see, or better yet exclude from our view.
  • Years ago, Pluralsight would let its customer download the courseware and that was great. I was disappointed when they stopped this feature.
  • I'd love to see more course where the goal is to build a particular type of software. For example, lets have one where you build a blog using ASP.NET and deploy it to Azure. Let have one where you build a survey application, etc. Learning technologies is great, but I'd love to see courses where the goal is to build a particular type of application.
Mark Orlando | 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 Skills

Pluralsight Skills 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 8.3
Based on 25 answers
The system is huge so, even after using it as an administrator for a few years, I still find there are lots of pieces and things I do not know. Some of the more everyday tasks have cumbersome user interfaces that you become accustomed to but would be greatly helped by a redesign. The availability of assistance articles and the new knowledge bank help greatly with usability as you have a quick place you can go to for help with figuring out how to do various tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pluralsight Skills

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

Pluralsight Skills

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

Pluralsight Skills

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.1
Based on 35 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 Skills

Pluralsight Skills 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 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

Pluralsight Skills

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 4.9
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

Pluralsight Skills

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

Pluralsight Skills

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cornerstone OnDemand

I wasn't involved in the selection at my current company. However, at my previous company, Absorb was a very close contender due to their modern and vibrant portal features, but we decided to stick with Cornerstone because of ease of configuration for our compliance training program and security permissions/constraints
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pluralsight Skills

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 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

Pluralsight Skills

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • We are tracking learning and performance and using it to direct career growth and goal planning.
  • We have increased employee engagement in HR activities with 4 consecutive years of YOY increases in employee directed learning initiatives.
  • We have created learning content for new hires, career pathing, and compliance that we never had before.
Jennifer Goodwin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pluralsight Skills

  • 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

Cornerstone OnDemand Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Pluralsight Skills

General

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

Pluralsight Skills Editions & Modules

Edition
Team - Professional$579.001
Team - Enterprise$779.001
Individual - Standard$29.002
Individual - Premium$45.002
  1. per user, per year
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Pluralsight Skills
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
Pluralsight Skills
10.0

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Pluralsight Skills
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Pluralsight Skills

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.0
Pluralsight Skills

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Pluralsight Skills
6.0

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.3
Pluralsight Skills

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.9
Pluralsight Skills

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Pluralsight Skills

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
10.0
Pluralsight Skills

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