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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

Trakstar

This is a great program if you have locations in different geographical areas. The ability to work with people at different locations is appreciated, and also there can be informal input that is requested, which Promantek can handle as well.I am at a loss to think of an area where this does not work well. There are several of our employees in the manufacturing areas that do not have computer access, and for those individuals, we simply print the review instead of having it online. This works fine but is not the forte of Promantek. However, any system these days that focusses on the online aspects of review writing will experience that as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Trakstar
7.6
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Trakstar
9.1
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Trakstar
7.1
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Trakstar
6.8
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Trakstar
8.5
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Trakstar
6.6

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Trakstar
8.6
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Trakstar
9.6
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Trakstar
9.6
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Trakstar
7.4
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Trakstar
8.0
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Trakstar
9.0
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Trakstar
6.0
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Trakstar
8.7
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Trakstar
9.1
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Trakstar
9.4
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Trakstar
9.6

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Trakstar
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Trakstar
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Trakstar
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Trakstar
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Trakstar

Recruiting / ATS

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

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Trakstar
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Trakstar
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Trakstar
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Trakstar
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Trakstar
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Trakstar
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Trakstar
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Trakstar
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Trakstar
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Trakstar
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Trakstar
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Trakstar

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

Trakstar

  • Trakstar sends out a lot of automated reminders to participants, encouraging them to take notes and provide feedback on a regular basis.
  • Trakstar generates analysis (i.e., rater bais) automatically that would otherwise be labor intensive to do manually.
  • Trakstar has a feature that allows administrators to see what each individual employee sees - this is critical in ensuring that the performance review process goes smoothly.
Anonymous | 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

Trakstar

  • The reporting features are a bit weak. But you can download Excel-ready files to manipulate on your own.
  • The dashboard feature (prior to June 2013) was very nice, but missing in the latest version.
  • Automated reports, quarterly for example, would be nice to send to Senior Leadership (missing in the current version/requires manual input)
Sam Sternman | 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

Trakstar

Trakstar 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Very simple to use, great support.
Sam Sternman | 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

Trakstar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Trakstar

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

Trakstar

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

Trakstar

Trakstar 8.9
Based on 4 answers
Trakstar has been very responsive to my questions and support has been able to speak with me on the phone as needed. Also, when I told Trakstar that my employees were not delighted by the product, they did a special session with me to diagnose any issues and to make recommendations for how I could improve the tool's usefulness in my job. I appreciated their support here
Anonymous | 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

Trakstar

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

Trakstar

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

Trakstar

I did not make the purchase decision for Trakstar, but at a previous job I used Reflektive. Many of the outcomes of the tool are the same, even if the product interface and language is slightly different
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

Trakstar

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

Trakstar

  • We have had few managers dread the review writing process! Sure, no one enjoys this and we all know that it is time-consuming, but Promantek has allowed less time spent in frustration and more time actually communicating effectively. There are areas where managers can make notes during the entire review process so that when the time to write the review is upon you, it is a much simpler task. This has allowed us to free up the time with managers to a certain degree which is always beneficial.
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

Trakstar

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
Trakstar
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
Trakstar
8.0

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Trakstar

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Trakstar

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
Trakstar

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Trakstar
8.9

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
Trakstar

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
Trakstar

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Trakstar

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Trakstar

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