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Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand

It seems to me that Cornerstone OnDemand is suited for large bureaucracies that have not been exposed to current technology, so they don't know how many features are lacking or how far behind they are with their user interface. I'm not sure I can add more, but [I feel like] Cornerstone OnDemand [is] a system that has been cobbled together badly, so every single change requires an abundance of steps and "touches" to different parts of the system. I wish you allowed me to rate them "0".
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WorkForce Suite

EmpCenter is really well suited for companies with minimal variety in time keeping needs. Certainly somewhere that has fairly regular work schedules and operational needs the system would be programmed for and meet those needs quite well. I think they assert themselves as a product specifically for those more complex companies, and I believe it is one of a few products available for companies with many employee types and complex work schedule and pay needs, but because of those complexities each have their own specific customizations I feel it is difficult for the company to then manage the different products that end up existing. Each ends up being unique so applying large scale changes doesn't work well as something we may request and need if applied over EmpCenter in general may cause problems for another company. Therefore everything has to be done on an individual basis and is more time consuming and costly.
Traci Yates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Onboarding

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
WorkForce Suite
New hire portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
WorkForce Suite
Manager tracking tools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
WorkForce Suite
Compliance tracking and reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
WorkForce Suite

Performance and Goals

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
WorkForce Suite
Corporate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.8
WorkForce Suite
Subordinate goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
WorkForce Suite
Individual goal setting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
WorkForce Suite
Line-of sight-visibility
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
WorkForce Suite
Performance tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
WorkForce Suite

Performance Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
WorkForce Suite
Performance plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
WorkForce Suite
Plan weighting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
WorkForce Suite
Manager note taking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
WorkForce Suite
Performance improvement plans
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
WorkForce Suite
Review status tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
WorkForce Suite
Rater nomination workflow
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
WorkForce Suite
Review reminders
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
WorkForce Suite
Workflow restrictions
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
WorkForce Suite
Multiple review frequency
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.8
WorkForce Suite
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.1
WorkForce Suite

Succession Planning

Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
WorkForce Suite
Create succession plans/pools
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
WorkForce Suite
Candidate ranking
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.7
WorkForce Suite
Candidate search
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
WorkForce Suite
Candidate development
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
WorkForce Suite

Recruiting / ATS

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.8
WorkForce Suite
Job Requisition Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.2
WorkForce Suite
Company Website Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.1
WorkForce Suite
Publish to Social Media
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
WorkForce Suite
Job Search Site Posting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
WorkForce Suite
Customized Application Form
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.5
WorkForce Suite
Resume Management
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
WorkForce Suite
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.8
WorkForce Suite
Candidate Search
Cornerstone OnDemand
5.7
WorkForce Suite
Applicant Tracking
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.6
WorkForce Suite
Collaboration
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.4
WorkForce Suite
Task Creation and Delegation
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.4
WorkForce Suite
Email Templates
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.5
WorkForce Suite
User Permissions
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.9
WorkForce Suite
Notifications and Alerts
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
WorkForce Suite
Reporting
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.9
WorkForce Suite

Learning Management

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.0
WorkForce Suite
Course authoring
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.6
WorkForce Suite
Course catalog or library
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.5
WorkForce Suite
Player/Portal
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
WorkForce Suite
Learning content
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
WorkForce Suite
Mobile friendly
Cornerstone OnDemand
7.3
WorkForce Suite
Progress tracking & certifications
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
WorkForce Suite
Assignments
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.6
WorkForce Suite
Compliance management
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
WorkForce Suite
Learning administration
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.4
WorkForce Suite
Learning reporting & analytics
Cornerstone OnDemand
8.2
WorkForce Suite
Social learning
Cornerstone OnDemand
6.7
WorkForce Suite

Pros

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • The level of automation that's possible within the system makes repetitive tasks like annual training a breeze when configured appropriately.
  • The flexibility of the latest reporting capabilities with Cornerstone OnDemand allows for a vast range of data tracking.
  • With good implementation, the system can essentially be configured to capture, track, and house almost any level or kind of data associated with a user.
Clyde Parson | TrustRadius Reviewer

WorkForce Suite

  • A lot flexibility in configuration of the system
  • works well with other systems. We were able to collect data from another time system, Avaya phone systems and even a point of sale system with not a lot of difficulty.
  • They know their product and integration points. They were able to troubleshoot problems with hardware time collection devices quite quickly. We found the devices they sold to be quite durable.
  • Out of the box they have more reports than I would have anticipated. Creating new reports was sometimes a task if it was complex but there were usually similar reports you could use as a starter template
Jeff Pohl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Customization. Editing the performance review questions was limited and confusing.
  • Saving work. Dozens of employees would type directly into the performance review question boxes only for the system to refresh and not save their work. This is because the system logs you out after a short time on the website.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WorkForce Suite

  • One feature I would like to see on EmpCenter is a vacation calendar that monitors all vacation requests for all employees within a group.
  • EmpCenter is not wholly compatible with other softwares and there are occasions when time data does not properly translate.
  • Moreover, I would like EmpCenter to automatically provide timekeepers with delegations from managers. This way if a manger does not want to grant the timekeeper authority it is easier to rescind, rather than tracking down all managers to grant timekeeping privileges.
Shelby Royce | 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

WorkForce Suite

WorkForce Suite 8.7
Based on 4 answers
After spending close to 5 years to decide on which payroll product to acquire for our University, I cannot image we would switch now that we have it in use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.3
Based on 25 answers
The system is huge so, even after using it as an administrator for a few years, I still find there are lots of pieces and things I do not know. Some of the more everyday tasks have cumbersome user interfaces that you become accustomed to but would be greatly helped by a redesign. The availability of assistance articles and the new knowledge bank help greatly with usability as you have a quick place you can go to for help with figuring out how to do various tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WorkForce Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 9.0
Based on 4 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

WorkForce Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 3.0
Based on 4 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

WorkForce Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 6.1
Based on 35 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

WorkForce Suite

WorkForce Suite 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Extremely knowledgeable staff that truly care about our business processes
Jeff Pohl | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 4.3
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

WorkForce Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 4.9
Based on 5 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

WorkForce Suite

WorkForce Suite 3.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 8.3
Based on 19 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

WorkForce Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cornerstone OnDemand

I wasn't involved in the selection at my current company. However, at my previous company, Absorb was a very close contender due to their modern and vibrant portal features, but we decided to stick with Cornerstone because of ease of configuration for our compliance training program and security permissions/constraints
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WorkForce Suite

I did not make the decision to select EmpCenter and only know our university also considered Kronos although I assume there were other products considered. My use of Kronos was only at an employee level and I am not sure how it all stacks up for sure. What I do think is that EmpCenter is more customizable than other products and was seen to be able to adapt to fit all of our needs so it was a system that could be used by everyone. I think it is good we have one time keeping system and don't have some employees using paper or a different system because the one could not meet our needs, but as I said this also makes it more difficult to network with other users and to get improvements made quickly.
Traci Yates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand 10.0
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

WorkForce Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cornerstone OnDemand

  • We are tracking learning and performance and using it to direct career growth and goal planning.
  • We have increased employee engagement in HR activities with 4 consecutive years of YOY increases in employee directed learning initiatives.
  • We have created learning content for new hires, career pathing, and compliance that we never had before.
Jennifer Goodwin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

WorkForce Suite

  • Employees can now better track their hours and ensure they are paid accurately by payroll.
  • Timekeeping is faster and smoother for most administrators.
  • The system does need to be slightly more compatible in translating its data from the home software to another software.
Shelby Royce | 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

WorkForce Suite

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
WorkForce Suite
9.7

Likelihood to Renew

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.5
WorkForce Suite
8.7

Usability

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
WorkForce Suite

Reliability and Availability

Cornerstone OnDemand
9.0
WorkForce Suite

Performance

Cornerstone OnDemand
3.0
WorkForce Suite

Support Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
6.1
WorkForce Suite
10.0

In-Person Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.3
WorkForce Suite

Online Training

Cornerstone OnDemand
4.9
WorkForce Suite
3.0

Implementation Rating

Cornerstone OnDemand
8.3
WorkForce Suite

Scalability

Cornerstone OnDemand
10.0
WorkForce Suite

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