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401 Ratings

Cornerstone OnDemand

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Score 8.3 out of 100
18 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 1 feature set: Performance and Goals
  • Small Improvements ranks higher in 1 feature set: Performance Management

Onboarding

7.8

Cornerstone OnDemand

78%

Small Improvements

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%
8.1

Small Improvements

81%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 3/5 features

Corporate goal setting

8.0
80%
87 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Subordinate goal setting

8.2
82%
91 Ratings
7.5
75%
3 Ratings

Individual goal setting

8.5
85%
99 Ratings
8.7
87%
8 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

8.3
83%
87 Ratings
7.8
78%
3 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.7
87%
104 Ratings
9.3
93%
7 Ratings

Performance Management

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
9.2

Small Improvements

92%
Small Improvements ranks higher in 9/10 features

Performance plans

8.0
80%
88 Ratings
9.4
94%
7 Ratings

Plan weighting

8.2
82%
74 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Manager note taking

8.4
84%
63 Ratings
10.0
100%
7 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.3
83%
75 Ratings
8.3
83%
3 Ratings

Review status tracking

8.1
81%
89 Ratings
9.4
94%
8 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

8.1
81%
58 Ratings
9.4
94%
6 Ratings

Review reminders

8.1
81%
87 Ratings
9.9
99%
7 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

8.6
86%
79 Ratings
8.9
89%
4 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.7
87%
77 Ratings
9.4
94%
5 Ratings

Reporting

7.8
78%
106 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Succession Planning

7.9

Cornerstone OnDemand

79%

Small Improvements

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%

Small Improvements

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

6.4
64%
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%

Small Improvements

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

  • Small Improvements is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%
242 Ratings
8.4

Small Improvements

84%
10 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.7

Cornerstone OnDemand

97%
35 Ratings

Small Improvements

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
35 Ratings

Small Improvements

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
5 Ratings

Small Improvements

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

6.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

64%
5 Ratings

Small Improvements

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

66%
49 Ratings
7.1

Small Improvements

71%
8 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
4 Ratings

Small Improvements

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
8 Ratings

Small Improvements

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
18 Ratings

Small Improvements

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
2 Ratings

Small Improvements

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

Small Improvements

I'm honestly not sure why my company chose to use Small Improvements. We used Lattice before for the all the same use cases I mentioned here. The employee performance review feature might be a bit better in Small Improvements, but the goal-setting tool and the 1:1 tool are very weak. I may not have benefitted yet from all the features that Small Improvements have to offer, but so far it looks like a pretty basic HR tool with much better alternatives out there. If it's cheaper than the competition, that might be the only argument to go with it.
Dmitry Pashkevich | 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

Small Improvements

  • Take shared or private notes tied to each week's 1-1 meeting
  • Remind each other of open action items until they are checked off
  • Manage the performance review cycle
Anonymous | 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

Small Improvements

  • Interface can be cluttered at times
  • There isn't a lot of help or knowledge readily available when first using the tool
Anonymous | 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

Small Improvements

General

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

Starting Price

$200 per user, per month

Small Improvements Editions & Modules

Edition
Performance Starter Pack5.001
Feedback and Performance Suite7.001
Engagement and Retention Add-on2.001
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
We also offer volume discounts if you have over 200 employees! Please see the calculator on our pricing page to calculate your exact price.

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

Small Improvements

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Small Improvements

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Small Improvements

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

Small Improvements

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

Small Improvements

Small Improvements 7.1
Based on 8 answers
I never had to contact their support so far. There's no "N/A" option so I'm going with a neutral "5".
Dmitry Pashkevich | 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

Small Improvements

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

Small Improvements

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

Small Improvements

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

Small Improvements

Lattice was able to link in with core OKRs whereas from my memory, Small Improvements didn't support this goal setting and tracking framework. While it was good for sentiment and management frameworks, it was unable to connect with the greater company vision as well as Lattice - that was the reason that we moved.
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

Small Improvements

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

Small Improvements

  • It helped keep my goals on track, both in documentation and email updates.
  • It helped free up my manager's bandwidth to focus on other tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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