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Cornerstone OnDemand

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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

Udacity

Udacity is great for working professionals who want to continue their education by learning relevant technical job skills. The platform offers a well-produced content library with new courses added regularly. Overall, Udacity is best suited for individuals who need to gain technical industry experience and certifications in order to better perform in their workplaces. Udacity is a very valuable resource, however, I would not recommend it for all organizations - as there are more cost-friendly options on the market.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Udacity
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
Udacity
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Udacity
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Udacity
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Udacity
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
Udacity

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
Udacity
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Udacity
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Udacity
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
Udacity
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
Udacity

Recruiting / ATS

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

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
Udacity
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
Udacity
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
Udacity
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
Udacity
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
Udacity
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
Udacity
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
Udacity
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
Udacity
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
Udacity
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
Udacity
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
Udacity
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
Udacity

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

Udacity

  • More than fourteen projects between two Nanodegrees. You can showcase these projects in your portfolio.
  • Real-time feedback and a community of supporters.
  • Knowledge hub/base with easy search and some really useful information.
Javier Carrion | 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

Udacity

  • Quiz questions in some cases could be made clearer. I didn't feel the questions were always phrased in a way that I could easily understand what was being asked.
  • Requests for support can sometimes take a very long time to get resolved.
  • Cost structure changed from a fixed-price model to a subscription-only model, and prices are significantly increased as such.
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

Udacity

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

Udacity

Udacity 9.6
Based on 7 answers
They are already very good. But, would be great if Udacity improves the area of standardizing offline projects and exercises so that people could attempt to work offline. Including documentation on how to do it. More practical or real-world projects to choose and work on after course completion. Maybe a community can do it.
Alex Ho | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Udacity

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

Udacity

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

Udacity

Udacity 8.6
Based on 9 answers
I didn't personally have any issues with the program, but scheduling time to review the final project was easy, and the assistant was pleasant to work with.
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

Udacity

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

Udacity

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

Udacity

I combined my learning from various platforms and did on exclusively reply on any one. However, the free courses in Udacity lacks the comprehensiveness as Coursera.
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

Udacity

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

Udacity

  • I am already in a great position as a CTO with a great company. I hope to be able to build some new technology with what I am learning, but I haven't applied any of it yet to my own real-world problems. I will though.
Tim Hunt | 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

Udacity

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
Udacity
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
Udacity

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
Udacity
9.6

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
Udacity

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
Udacity

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
Udacity
8.6

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
Udacity

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
Udacity

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
Udacity

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
Udacity

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