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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

Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

SmashFly is a great tool for collecting data on candidates. It saves a tremendous amount of time with its ability to automate email campaigns. I would recommend handling the integration work on your company side so you can set-up alerts if a file fails or sftp passwords change.
Anthony Mercado | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
6.4
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
7.0
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
8.0
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.4
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
7.0
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
8.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
1.0
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.3
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
9.0
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
8.0
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
6.0
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
7.0
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
7.0
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
4.0
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
2.0

Learning Management

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

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

Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

  • Candidate Engagement - with a click of a button, recruiters can send out recruitment marketing emails to many passive candidates, which has shown an increase in our response rate.
  • Organization - Smashfly does a great job of visualizing the step-by-step process a candidate goes through during interviewing. It is great at keeping track and holding notes for specific applicants.
  • Reporting - Smashfly gives managers an in-depth look at who's getting the must bang out of their buck. They can see who's getting responses and who's not, and from there, managers can adjust accordingly.
Austin Vaden | 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

Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

  • Reporting limitations when extracting large amounts of data
  • Not user friendly for admins
  • Best to handle the integration on the company side as SmashFly is unable to alert you if things are not working properly
Anthony Mercado | 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

Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

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

Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

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

Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

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

Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

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

Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I believe SmashFly does a great job supporting their system and staying involved with their clients. Everything in the system is basically a workflow so you can create them or reachout to support for help
Anthony Mercado | 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

Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

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

Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

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

Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

No answers on this topic

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

Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

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

Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

  • From what I've heard, recruiters have noticed a big upswing in candidate response rate, which of course, leads to increased rates of hire.
  • Some recruiters are reluctant to use smashfly because they think they're doing double effort.
Austin Vaden | 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

Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

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
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
8.0

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX

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