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Feature Set Ratings

    Onboarding

    7.8

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    78%

    Pluralsight Skills

    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%

    Pluralsight Skills

    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

    8.7
    87%
    104 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance Management

    8.2

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    82%

    Pluralsight Skills

    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%

    Pluralsight Skills

    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%

    Pluralsight Skills

    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

    6.3
    63%
    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

    6.0
    60%
    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%

    Pluralsight Skills

    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
    • Pluralsight Skills is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    83%
    242 Ratings
    8.0

    Pluralsight Skills

    80%
    17 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.7

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    97%
    35 Ratings
    10.0

    Pluralsight Skills

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.6

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    86%
    35 Ratings
    9.0

    Pluralsight Skills

    90%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    7.3

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    73%
    5 Ratings

    Pluralsight Skills

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    6.4

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    64%
    5 Ratings

    Pluralsight Skills

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.6

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    66%
    49 Ratings
    6.0

    Pluralsight Skills

    60%
    1 Rating

    In-Person Training

    8.6

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    86%
    4 Ratings

    Pluralsight Skills

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    9.0

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    90%
    8 Ratings

    Pluralsight Skills

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    90%
    18 Ratings

    Pluralsight Skills

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.2

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Pluralsight Skills

    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

    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

    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

    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

    • 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

    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

    Pricing Details

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Required

    Starting Price

    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

    Starting Price

    $29 per month

    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

    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

    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 8.6
    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

    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 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

    Pluralsight Skills

    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

    Pluralsight Skills

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    Cornerstone OnDemand 6.6
    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

    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 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

    Pluralsight Skills

    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

    Pluralsight Skills

    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

    Pluralsight Skills

    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

    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 8.2
    Based on 2 answers
    I have had no problem scaling the platform across various areas of the business
    Mark Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pluralsight Skills

    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

    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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