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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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Small Improvements
7.4
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Small Improvements
7.4
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Small Improvements
7.7
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Small Improvements
6.8
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Small Improvements
7.7
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Small Improvements
7.6

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Small Improvements
8.0
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Small Improvements
8.6
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Small Improvements
8.0
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Small Improvements
8.9
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Small Improvements
8.3
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Small Improvements
7.9
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Small Improvements
7.3
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Small Improvements
7.8
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Small Improvements
7.0
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Small Improvements
7.7
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Small Improvements
8.3

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Learning Management

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

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

Small Improvements

  • Simple to use.
  • Easy to make goals, track progress and refer back to past goals.
  • The "Your Company" directory is very useful.
Ryan Spaulding | 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

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

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

Small Improvements

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Small Improvements

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

Small Improvements

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

Small Improvements

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

Small Improvements

Small Improvements 7.2
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 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

Small Improvements

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

Small Improvements

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

Small Improvements

Small Improvements is less capable compared to the competing platforms I have used due it slow and outdated looking UI, feature set, and ease of use
Dustin Hovey | 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

Small Improvements

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

Small Improvements

  • I can't really comment on this aspect of Small Improvements, but it does help centralize this process, so that should save us 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

Small Improvements

General

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

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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Small Improvements
6.7

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
Small Improvements

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Small Improvements

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Small Improvements

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
Small Improvements

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Small Improvements
7.2

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
Small Improvements

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
Small Improvements

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Small Improvements

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Small Improvements

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