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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

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

The platform is ideal for companies that have complex payroll issues, human resources needs, and performance management storage all in one place. It is ideal for companies that like to have a single sign on for all of their software packages, and eases the burden of having to keep paper files.
Kristine Kratschmer, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PCC | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.3
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.2
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.3

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.7
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.1
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.3
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.9
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.1
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.7
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.0
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.4
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
6.9
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.3
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.2
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.2
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

Learning Management

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

Human Resource Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.6
Employee demographic data
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.4
Employment history
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Job profiles and administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.5
Organizational charting
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.4
Organization and location management
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.1
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.3

Payroll Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5
Pay calculation
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.8
Support for external payroll vendors
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Direct deposit files
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1

Leave and Attendance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Approval workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Balance details
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.2

Employee Self Service

Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.3
View and generate pay and benefit information
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.7
Update personal information
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.6
View company policy documentation
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0
View job history
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8

Asset Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.3
Tracking of all physical assets
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.3

HR Reporting

Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.8
Report builder
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9
Pre-built reports
Cornerstone OnDemand
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.7

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

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

  • The hardware is the industry best--we never hear any complaints about the card swipe machines or their usage
  • Easy synchronization with other software platforms like Nortel, NICE WFM and many more
  • User facing portal is simple to use and lets everyone keep up to date on their usage and accruals
Clinton Verley | 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

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

  • The tax piece of Kronos was the one thing that has made me slightly regret my decision to use Kronos. We have 7 EINs so we have a lot of taxes to file on a quarterly basis. The BSI system we have to use (which is a third party) is terrible. We have had nothing but problems with it. BSI has some agreement with Kronos that doesn't allow us to speak directly with BSI and it's extremely frustrating. We are on our 5th quarter of filing using the BSI system and are still having issues. This is not much of an automated process and the BSI system seems so far behind Kronos' technology. It's not user-friendly and has definitely caused a lot of issues. If there was one thing I would change about Kronos it would be the tax filing portion. Maybe if we didn't have to use BSI it would be different. The systems I have used in the past have processed our quarterly taxes for us so this was a big change for me.
  • I do not like that the system allows employees to request vacation time that they may not have available. Employees can request time off even if they don't have any vacation available and if their supervisor approves it, it populates in their timecard. I have caught several employees with negative vacation balances in the system. I think it should not allow them to request this time off if they don't have a current balance in the system.
  • When you terminate an employee, their benefits don't automatically terminate. You have to go into each active benefit and put the termination date in or your reports won't be correct. This should be something that automatically occurs once you terminate that employee.
Sarah Eigel, SPHR | 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

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 8.8
Based on 8 answers
We have begun looking for other vendors to supply this products need as Kronos WFR cannot deliver the suite of applications which it should with this product.*6/5/17 Edit - We started the new year with a new application. WFR proved to be unable to correct the errors within the application. We are much happier with the new application as we can use it effectively.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 7.9
Based on 15 answers
WFR is very customizable. Only a few things are off limits....surprisingly the most basic screen, the employee time sheet, IS NOT able to be changed. Almost every screen/report users can add/remove fields. Menu setup is fairly easy with the exception multiple versions of a report CANNOT be directly linked to. They are supposed to be updating this in a future release but at the moment it is cumbersome for users to switch to different versions of the report.
Aaron Ward | 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

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
The system seems very stable. Being hosted in the cloud, we are vulnerable to internet speeds and busy times. The system has been down a couple times over the 3 months we have been live, but Kronos resolved the issues very quickly. To have access from a desktop, tablet, time clock, or phone app is one of the best features....users have almost NO REASON they can't clock in.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 8.5
Based on 14 answers
We were always told that Kronos was the best, but there are reports that we got out of ADP and other payroll providers that we cannot get out of Kronos. One example is a report of Productive/Non-productive hours by department. We also need the dollar amount associated with the hours. This is information that is required on our cost report and we were told that that report is unavailable. It is very frustrating when I can't get what I need.
Mary Quade | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 7.9
Based on 113 answers
We did not get much support when we were trying to implement. We felt like we were the only company with requirements for both Canada and the US and this seemed odd to us because North America is the most common place it was implemented. We found there was no integration with our source system so this made us have to create files so we can update members by position and make sure the right managers are in place for each group. We were not able to produce the requirements in a timely manner and we were not treated respectfully by the project manager from Kronos at the time
Dawn Solomon | 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

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 5.6
Based on 2 answers
Our in-person training was a hybrid. Live online training with an instructor. They were very knowledgeable of the product & the area they were training on. I asked several specific questions and if they didn't know the answer immediately they followed up after class.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 5.4
Based on 5 answers
Training was thorough.
Christopher Fox, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Lots & lots of training available. Timing was wrong for our organization. We had lengthy down time in the beginning while the implementation consultant setup our system. We did online training then. Difficult to train on a generic system setup that isn't your industry and hard to understand what you are learning how to do w/o actually being in your system. Online training was well documented and the instructors were very knowledgeable.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.0
Based on 13 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 7.2
Based on 7 answers
DO NOT attempt to go live too quickly. Sales sold us on 100 days from contract signing was doable. We postponed go live 3 times because everything was not ready. We did not have enough time document the new functionality & train end users. Almost 3 months later we are still working through export issues, minor setup issues, adequate time for system admins to get comfortable with the system.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

In comparison to the previous payroll system, Kronos is 150% better in user friendliness, time tracking, data exporting and updates for changes as implemented. There are webinars scheduled by Kronos to make the users aware of changes and improvements to the system and technical support to assist with issues as they arise. The old system had technical support but they made the changes that were needed and took time to make those changes. By contrast, Kronos technical support walks us through the process to make the changes and empowers us to make the changes adhoc.
Towanna Alexander | 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

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Thus far we are able to add as many users as necessary, implement 3 different bargaining units, 5 different types of user groups. Very flexible.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

  • Kronos Workforce Ready has had a very positive impact on our organization. We set up notices that go to the managers to alert them if an employee shows up late for work or comes in late after lunch. It also alerts the manager if an employee is approaching overtime hours. This has helped our bottom line greatly.
  • Kronos Workforce Ready has reduced the number of payroll errors and increased productivity by having the timekeeping module flow directly into the payroll module. We used to have them hand send in paper time sheets which we had to key into the old payroll system. That took a lot of time and there was ample opportunity for mistakes.
Kristina Gonzales | 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

UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.8

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
2.7
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.5

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.9

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.9
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
5.6

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
5.4
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
8.0

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
7.2

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.1
UKG Ready (formerly Kronos Workforce Ready)
9.0

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