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Top Rated
206 Ratings

Cornerstone OnDemand

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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SmartRecruiters ranks higher in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS

Onboarding

7.8

Cornerstone OnDemand

78%

SmartRecruiters

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%

SmartRecruiters

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

8.8
88%
104 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%

SmartRecruiters

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%

SmartRecruiters

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%
7.9

SmartRecruiters

79%
SmartRecruiters ranks higher in 13/15 features

Job Requisition Management

6.0
60%
44 Ratings
8.5
85%
97 Ratings

Company Website Posting

6.4
64%
40 Ratings
8.3
83%
101 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

6.9
69%
37 Ratings
7.7
77%
101 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.3
63%
37 Ratings
7.7
77%
105 Ratings

Customized Application Form

6.1
61%
39 Ratings
8.0
80%
93 Ratings

Resume Management

6.4
64%
42 Ratings
8.4
84%
106 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

6.4
64%
39 Ratings
5.9
59%
100 Ratings

Candidate Search

6.0
60%
40 Ratings
7.9
79%
109 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

6.1
61%
40 Ratings
8.7
87%
112 Ratings

Collaboration

6.1
61%
35 Ratings
9.0
90%
103 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

6.1
61%
37 Ratings
7.5
75%
88 Ratings

Email Templates

7.2
72%
56 Ratings
7.8
78%
100 Ratings

User Permissions

7.2
72%
57 Ratings
8.0
80%
96 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

7.6
76%
52 Ratings
8.1
81%
107 Ratings

Reporting

7.0
70%
60 Ratings
6.9
69%
93 Ratings

Learning Management

8.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

80%

SmartRecruiters

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

  • SmartRecruiters is rated higher in 8 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%
242 Ratings
8.7

SmartRecruiters

87%
115 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.7

Cornerstone OnDemand

97%
35 Ratings
10.0

SmartRecruiters

100%
14 Ratings

Usability

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
35 Ratings
9.0

SmartRecruiters

90%
13 Ratings

Availability

7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
5 Ratings
9.0

SmartRecruiters

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

6.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

64%
5 Ratings
10.0

SmartRecruiters

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

6.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

65%
49 Ratings
8.7

SmartRecruiters

87%
13 Ratings

In-Person Training

8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
4 Ratings

SmartRecruiters

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
8 Ratings

SmartRecruiters

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
18 Ratings
9.1

SmartRecruiters

91%
3 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
2 Ratings
9.0

SmartRecruiters

90%
1 Rating

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

SmartRecruiters

I highly recommend SmartRecruiters for all organizations to make job searches and applications smoother and easier. This application is currently well suited for this. I find it easy to search and review the job posting, job description, and criteria. It even shows the direct hiring manager and hiring recruiter. This allows me to send a separate email to either one if I had questions that were not answered directly on the posting.
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

SmartRecruiters

  • Organization - SmartRecruiters is not so busy that I cannot easily tell what I am looking at. Everything is easy to navigate and follow intuitively.
  • Workflow - SmartRecruiters allows me to set up logical connections to automate subsequent fields in job creation. This aids in accuracy of job creation to match our payroll system, plus makes the process of creating a new requisition/ad faster.
  • Approvals - Approvals of job requisitions and offers could not be simpler.
  • Customization - There is very little that cannot be customized and/or branded to fit my organization's needs, including connecting to my other business platforms.
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

SmartRecruiters

  • Not having feature of referral data, who has referred
  • Another problem is that in [the] emails section it shows 'company name' field will show as Smartrecruiters vs. the name of our agency that will make confuse to [candidates]
  • Major problem of this is that it does not support api in the free version
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

SmartRecruiters

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$1,000

Starting Price

$0 per month

SmartRecruiters Editions & Modules

Edition
CorporateVaries, per FTE1
GlobalVaries, per FTE1
SmartStartFree2
  1. Billed annually
  2. up to 10 active job postings
Additional Pricing Details
The software subscription is determined by the number of full time employees in your company. A one time cost to set up software, including customizations, integrations, data migration and training.

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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 10.0
Based on 14 answers
Our team is currently on a free tier as we only hire a handful of people per year. With that said, I would not switch if the low usage tier was paid. We have several years of data and candidates in the system and they have continued to make the product better. I discovered SR years ago from their community management and customer services efforts, which were outstanding. They care about their users, and they're passionate about making them successful. They've definitely evolved to become more enterprise focused, but the free SmartStart versions still blows away competitors. Plus, they've got some kickass t-shirts
Josh Krakauer | 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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 9.0
Based on 13 answers
SmartRecruiters is an intuitive tool that our HR recruiters can use without a lot of prior training. It is easy to post jobs to targeted audiences; create advertisements to attract attention; and then keep track of candidates for follow-ups, etc. Overall I would saw SmartRecruiters is very easy to use.
Mark McCully | 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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Rarely is there an issue and if the product is down, it typically is restored quickly.
Joel Zak | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have no complaints about performance. The system works virtually flawless.
Joel Zak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.5
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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 8.7
Based on 13 answers
I would give this rating as it is the best platform for HR to solve their recruitment problems along with their team. As it has got multiple features to exposure. It has made my communication with hiring managers much easier, I don't need to write emails, neither they do. They like it very much. The rating card of the candidates after the Interview is the very best feature of it. Would love to use it again in Future
Anonymous | 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

SmartRecruiters

No score
No answers yet
Quick and easy to learn.
Aaron Fitzgerald | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SmartRecruiters

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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 9.1
Based on 3 answers
It really was a painless and easy process to switch to SmartRecruiters.
Joel Zak | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SmartRecruiters

I've really enjoyed using SmartRecruiters, but these other ATSs that we've checked out offer better reporting features and price points. Over time, we may be transitioning off of SmartRecruiters to one of these ATSs because the price is a set price where SmartRecruiters has employee-based pricing model. Also, these other software products offer better reporting features that would eliminate some of our manual tracking process that we're currently doing.
Michelle Sexton | 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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No explanation really, just a great product.
Joel Zak | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SmartRecruiters

  • In terms of ROI, SR helped our business greatly in returning precious time to my productivity in business management, as well as my team's, so that we could get back to the main work we were hired for. The SR process did most of the heavy lifting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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