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Stephanie Bidle | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 29, 2020

Cornerstone Ondemand - Nonprofit Ready

Score 8 out of 10
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We currently use Cornerstone OnDemand - NonProfit Ready, as we are a non-profit organization. We use this for most of our training needs for the organization, including HIPAA, Diversity, Sexual Harassment, and other various training. We also use it for training for upcoming leaders. Nonprofit Ready helps provide appropriate training to our workforce.
  • Engaging videos! Their training is interesting to watch. It is short, sweet, and straight to the point.
  • I like the short quizzes afterward to test knowledge. Find it effective in determining if someone got the essentials out of the course.
  • Love our Cornerstone OnDemand reps - whenever we need help, they are amazing!
  • I wish I could upload users to the portal, especially when we have large training classes. Our rep can do this for us, I would like to do so if possible. (this may be an option, I am just not aware)
  • I wish our HRIS system could feed over to Nonprofit Ready. This would help avoid manual inputs and changes.
I enjoy Cornerstone OnDemand. I think they have excellent customer service and are always willing to help. The training on the platform is easy to view and engaging. I also love the short quizzes at the end to ensure desired learning from the training. Overall, a straightforward and effective product to use!
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 17, 2020

Best of Breed in Talent Management Technology!

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Cornerstone OnDemand has helped us to streamline online learning and ensure training compliance. It helps our employees to stay up to date with the airlines training and ensures we are able to share and track completions.
  • Flexibility in Configuration
  • Training Tracking
  • Ability to scale globally & across different business lines
  • Opportunities for improvement in their recruiting module
Cornerstone OnDemand is a leader in the Learning Management space, provides robust reporting capabilities, and has an extensive content library. They also have a great product in talent to really help you identify gaps in your talent and where training opportunities lie. The Talent Management suite is lighter in the recruiting space and isn't as robust as some of the other ATS leaders on the market.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 17, 2020

Good Product, Watch the Pricing

Score 8 out of 10
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We utilize it for performance, succession planning, development plans, recruiting, and learning management. We currently are implementing it across the whole organization. Cornerstone OnDemand addresses needs we had in creating a formal and online process for recruiting, an electronic process for performance, and a more robust training system.
  • Learning Management is their strong suit and where they started. It is robust and addresses many of our needs as it can be customized in some ways to fit the business.
  • The recruiting platform really hits many of the check boxes for what a company needs to have a fully automated process. It time stamps and tracks all the metrics needed to understand how well the recruiting effort is doing.
  • Cornerstone is constantly updating their modules to better serve their customers. This has been seen in the Learning and recruiting modules.
  • Pricing! When we first contracted with Cornerstone OnDemand, their pricing was very competitive and implementation was extremely fair. However, now they have implementation fees that can raise the cost to a ludicrous level and that takes away from their good product.
  • Turnover: We have had several "Client Success Managers" over the short time we have had Cornerstone OnDemand as well as three Sales Reps.
  • The performance system is not very modern. Difficult to create and track development plans and reviews. The idea of always having to create a task is inconvenient and archaic in my opinion. They could make the processes much easier.
  • Succession Planning needs a lot of work!
Cornerstone OnDemand has a good product and continues to improve their product to be better suited to fit the needs and wants of their customers. That being said, they have significantly increased their price and implementation costs which may become a big issue if not already. Their support is average and assigned contacts to clients continually fluctuates. Of all the competitors in their industry, they probably have the best overall product to offer and it is all made by them and not something acquired of which they try to fit in.
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Nina Queen | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 21, 2019

We CATR L&D with Cornerstone (Configure, Assign, Track, Report -CATR)

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Enterprise-wide, hospitality, multiple different brands, we configure, assign, track and report the system strategies for all Learning & Development Initiatives.
Cornerstone's robust features within system emails and reporting, along with an admin friendly portal, we have implemented:
Brand Standard Service Training to 65,000 team members, via in-person, instructor-led training.
Leadership Conferences with 1800+ attendees over 3 days as well as other large conference-style training programs.
Leadership Curriculum tied to our performance reviews
Leadership and General Onboarding Programs, and all Compliance training.
  • Custom email configuration allows us to communicate not only the expectations but help our team members understand what is asked of them. The ability to target messages based on completion of items allow team members to take the next steps and stay focused on their learning and development.
  • Robust reporting - coupled with experienced LMS admins with excellent analytical skills, you can track progress with a high level of accuracy.
  • We have a LinkedIn Learning integration which has been a grand slam, in less than a year we have over 10,000-course completions. I personally have developed a "thirst to learn" because of this tremendous partnership and the easy to access content on my mobile device.
  • Custom Pages, we have over 50,000+ team members without company email and we use Custom pages as a Bulletin Board to layout all details for our career development program. This keeps our team members in the loop at all times.
  • If you have a dynamic, talented team which I am fortunate to have, who is eager to use this LMS with an excellent attitude you can make a great impact on your organization and truly develop a culture of learning and accountability.
  • On the Cornerstone side, work is being done to make certifications easier...this is my weaker area, they are confusing. Perhaps they should build more "templates" in the certification area that can be copied such as 3-year expiration certifications.
  • In the Organization Unit area, we create groups all the time because every training, especially compliance has very unique criteria. Groups need to be easier to edit, this is a pain point for us because we are a large organization with over 2000 departments and over 2000 position IDs.
Cornerstone is an excellent system for any organization who is committed to tracking learning and development, build a culture of learning, and maintain learning & development programs and training.
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Colleen Wessel | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 19, 2019

Awesome LMS and Performance Management Platform!

Score 9 out of 10
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At Wynright Corporation, we use Cornerstone OnDemand with our professional positions. Our manufacturing employees do not have access to computers during their workday, so they are not Cornerstone users. We use Cornerstone Learning for on-boarding and initial safety/compliance training. We assign one course per month to all professional employees. Different departments may assign specific training to their employees. We have third party content as well as nearly 90 courses we have developed posted in Cornerstone. We track hours of training per employee on a weekly basis and report these hours by department monthly to the executive team. Wynright Corporation has used Cornerstone Performance since 2015. The company had not had performance reviews as a company prior to that time. Cornerstone made it easy to develop a standard review for all employees and deploy it to all employees electronically rather than using paper forms. Each performance cycle, we improve the form and process. Reporting on status for each step of the process is easy and our executives have come to expect weekly progress reports.
  • Ability to upload SCORM course content created by various authoring platforms.
  • Ability to report on a variety of aspects of both performance and learning.
  • Support from Cornerstone as well as from client communities (regional user groups, special interest groups, etc.).
  • Some functionality works in one area, but not others. For example, in a search field sometimes hitting return will complete the search and other times, you need to hit the search icon.
  • Quarterly releases of new functions are almost too much to keep up with. Cornerstone could complete more thorough testing on fewer features prior to releases.
  • Clients are shifted from one Client Success Manager to another frequently. I would prefer building a relationship with one CSM and maintaining that relationship.
Tracking online learning completion for compliance or other reasons is easy within Cornerstone. Performance reviews are easy to set up and manage from the system as well. Searching for training can sometimes be difficult. Users do not know what types of subjects are available and can be confused as to how they can find a course.
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Michelle Braun | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 01, 2019

Demand more from Cornerstone OnDemand

Score 6 out of 10
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We use the CSOD (Cornerstone on Demand) LMS (Learning Management System) for all our Learners in the USA & the UK. We use CSOD to let people register for instructor-led training; launch eLearning; track Learner's course completions; automatically display Learners certificate of completions on their LinkedIn profiles, and integrate their completion information with Micron (a system that tracks people's compliance with their certification/designation requirements).
  • It works well on laptops.
  • People can generally find the classes they need using the search bar.
  • The administrative function is clunky and not the most user-friendly. Entering a course description seems to require knowledge of HTML and takes a long time.
  • It's not the most user-friendly interface. (To be fair, we're using the old module and are in the process of switching to the new Learner Center home-page).
  • When people receive class information, they receive an Outlook invitation. When class details change, it would be really helpful to have a way to automatically update the Learner's Outlook invitation with the new information.
  • It would be nice if CSOD were more proactive about providing guidance on how to use their tool.
  • IT would be incredibly valuable for CSOD to conduct formal usability studies on CSOD. It's not intuitive to Learners.
  • For some reason, the mobile version of CSOD doesn't let us display all our classes. It would be great to have a fully functioning mobile version.
  • It would be helpful if we could have multiple people get notified when a Learner registers for training because we have dual reporting (e.g. the Learner's manager AND his/her Engagement Manager). Both people need to know the Learner's schedule.
CSOD works fine on laptops for the basic functions of an LMS (registering for classes, launching eLearning, and tracking participation). It's not the most user-friendly system.
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Sajenth Sivasubramaniam | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 29, 2019

I don’t like cornerstone LMS and it’s in my ecosystem regardless of what I think

Score 2 out of 10
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It is not being used well because we are having trouble setting it up. It’s overcomplicated and is not what we expected from a setup perspective. Cornerstone's onboarding was not very good and we were handed off after 8 weeks with only knowing how to do a few things. Not all features were covered.
  • Looks good
  • Looks good
  • It really only looks good
  • Better user experience for requesting courses
  • More intuitive
  • Simplify set up of the application
  • Simplify uploading courses
I don’t love it, so far based on what cornerstone showed us this seems like a very basic LMS which I don’t think it is. The onboarding is not very extensive.
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John Chavez | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 29, 2019

Cornerstone an LMS that has your corner and your back.

Score 10 out of 10
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So Cornerstone is being used twofold. The first is as an LMS to store all of our learning content. The 2nd is that it is used to build out our learning platform. Our learning platform is built out based on titles so our learning paths allow anyone from entry level employees to managers to get training. As the user continues to do his or her training the system automatically gives them courses based on seniority or if they get promoted. This is one of the best features of the system and it's why we love it so much.
  • Easy to build courses without needing an LMS admin
  • Easy to transfer courses from a different LMS to this system
  • The system is very user friendly and it's easy to learn and navigate with minimal training.
  • I wish that most systems adapted a drag and pull system when adding courses when creating learning paths, this is one of those systems that doesn't do that.
The only time Cornerstone OnDemand is less appropriate is based on your company size as Cornerstone is better suited for larger organizations that have at least 1,000 employees and this is seen in the cost of the system as well. What it does well is everything else. As a cloud based system it's easy to upload and create learning paths, is great with third-party learning content and their consultants have partnerships if you need training content. It's easy to upload your own scrom based system. Cornerstone is great all over.
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Tiffany Meredith | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 21, 2019

Cornerstone OnDemand Review

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Cornerstone On Demand is currently being used at the organization for the learning and performance modules. We are able to provide the end users with tests and SOP review completions in a faster more efficient way. We also complete our performance reviews, which gives a step by step oprion for the review from the end user, through management, to HR.
  • Standard reports are good and being able to customize reports is helpful since departments look for different criteria.
  • Learning Library is useful and contains up to date training information and options.
  • Ease of use setting up new employees.
  • The re-versioning of SOP's can be challenging.
  • Not being able to delete, only to deactivate, individually, would be of benefit to do mass deletes or de-activations.
  • I would like to also be able to delete from transcripts.
Cornerstone OnDemand is well suited for tests and document storage.
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Devyn Wray-Scriven | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 17, 2019

Cornerstone is Reliable!

Score 8 out of 10
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We use the LMS component of Cornerstone to service a population of medical practitioners and counselors that use the training housed on our site for CEUs and certifications. My company creates the training materials that are then uploaded onto our LMS. My primary function is making sure that our users can access and manage their accounts for training completion and reporting.
  • Cornerstone is always creating new avenues for users when they realize there's a gap in our needs versus what the site provides.
  • OnDemand has so many educational tools on hand for us to research topics on LMS functionality and mindfulness!
  • Cornerstone is constantly looking to develop its platform for its user's needs.
  • When patches go through, sometimes there can be glitches that are unexpected. It would be great if we could get notice beforehand regarding these snafus.
Cornerstone is great for learning. There are so many topics one can choose from and the new micro-learning options are well suited to those with short attention spans.
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Shane Hutchison | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 16, 2019

A seasoned consultant who helped Cornerstone prepare for IPO

Score 9 out of 10
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For the majority of my clients, it is used for compliance and onboarding learning. I always put into the suggested 3-5 year plan for suggested expanded use to include more of the performance and onboarding tools directly instead of indirectly, as well as, to add to their foci, the value of a learning culture that goes beyond what is required by local, state, national, and industry audited compliance needs.
  • Always improving, one of the very few 100% Agile shops. Their engagement of user requests and experiences as well as their openness to change up the road map with less rigidity provides for a platform that is more malleable to the current and future needs.
  • Their integration to all things Learning and Talent that an organization of any size needs.
  • The 360 feedback that was originally just part of performance, but after I encouraged a modified functionality cross for my client NYC ACS for a 6-month training program they were developing, between Performance and Learning without having to engage in the full Performance module license or process, has more recently been added solution-wide for others.
  • We still need further work on integration with HR systems, which the newer HR Suite has begun to address.
  • Need to not move from their Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Solution partner to AWS. Instead, they need to move to the Microsoft AZURE services that have integration points with AWS and other systems, while maintaining stronger technology infrastructure.
  • Improve on their offerings for SMBs, their newer SMB package is a start, needs a lot of work.
It is well suited for mid-sized and larger corporations for internal consumption. It is not well suited for companies that produce content for external consumption, particularly where this is a major business focus and income generated.
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Alexander Soto | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 16, 2019

Great System, Time Saving Features.

Score 7 out of 10
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Our organization has over 900 employees throughout 40 locations and we track over 75 different program requirements. Setting up curriculums that are easy to manage and update has been a great help. A "set it and forget it" approach to managing training and requirements, and creating systems that are able to be changed and updated is a great help. The integration of ADP—Cornerstone has been a lifesaver no need to create/deactivate accounts. The support side could improve a bit, but otherwise, they offer a large library of online resources which is great and the office hours are a great help.
  • Online office hours
  • Implementation team
  • Ability to manage from anywhere
  • Customer service (can be on hold for hours)
  • Online resources are tooooooooooo daunting.
  • Not able to customize the look of the system, icons, etc.
Customer service has not been the best at supporting needs, the redundancy of explaining the issue to then re-explain it again on the phone is annoying.
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Chris Bond | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 15, 2019

Bluewater Swims with Cornerstone

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) to support our primary talent operations at Bluewater. This includes our ability to recruit, develop and promote individuals within Bluewater.

This biggest problem this solves is the automation of inefficient processes to create a great user experience for our team.
  • Assignment of curricula and courses
  • Integration of performance, succession and learning to help us evaluate and remediate talent gaps
  • Great user experience
  • Career pathing. Must have career pathing.
  • Defined workflows and decisions points within the recruiting process that eliminate manual decision points. Automate and excuse applicants as much as we can.
  • More APIs for integration of external services.
  • Organizations looking to manage Talent, Talent Gap analysis and remediation
  • Great User Experience and ability to customize the user experience
  • Simplified process for working in complex organizations

Less appropriate
  • High volume recruiting
  • Connection with external applications to process portions of the HCM workflow
  • Heavy career pathing requirements
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Kristen Hasenauer | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 11, 2019

Sleek System!

Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Cornerstone company-wide for a variety of functions from performance management to learning and development. We are currently implementing compensation within Cornerstone for a full circle approach to performance management. We were able to redevelop and distribute our performance reviews more efficiently.
  • Cornerstone allows us to distribute performance reviews more timely and efficiently for our entire organization.
  • Cornerstone allows us to provide real-time feedback to our employees, even those who work remotely.
  • Cornerstone has allowed us to store and track all of our policies and job qualification documents.
  • I wish there was more visibility from the top down when it comes time to deploy reviews. Our VP's and Managers would like to be able to easily access their team's reviews and progress.
  • I would like to see more options available on the Universal Profile. We would really like to have a resume/LinkedIn option without having to purchase the Recruitment module.
Cornerstone OnDemand is a very user-friendly and sleek system to implement.
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Chris Dissler | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 09, 2019

My Cornerstone OnDemand Review

Score 7 out of 10
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My company implemented Cornerstone OnDemand a few years back. Prior to using this LMS we used email and calendars and hoped that employees were tracking training on sign-in sheets. Currently, we have a system that is scalable as we grow and enables us to track employee onboarding, engagement and report out on the monthly metrics. Love this tool!
  • Feature Driven: it has something for everyone
  • Custom reports are a great plus
  • Customizable home screen is huge
  • Some of the features are buried or hard to find.
  • Complex means for assigning training. I'd prefer a single click at times.
In a large organization spread over many countries, this tool is incredibly useful. We can be certain that EHS and compliance training is current and everyone has been training. There is nothing worse than being caught in an audit and not having the data you are looking for when you need it.
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Anthony Mercado | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 06, 2019

The Swiss Army Knife of Systems

Score 9 out of 10
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Cornerstone OnDemand is being used across the whole organization. The performance module is used year-round to document goal progress, year-end employee evaluations and feedback across the firm. Being an accounting firm, we provide training in order for CPA's to continue to meet their CPA requirements. The learning module gives our business the users the ease of being in control of their own learning experience whether it be online, instructor learning or webcasts throughout the year. The business is also taking advantage of the recruiting module which allows us to keep track of the whole employee experience from the moment they fill out a requisition. Cornerstone and it's integrated platforms gives us the opportunity to have the majority of our data in one system.
  • Continuously providing more features to meet clients business needs.
  • An active community of users that are always willing to help other companies out.
  • Full transparency of upcoming release items that will help your organization be proactive during implementation.
  • When creating custom pages within the system it would be nice to have more control over the layouts and the ability to use JavaScript.
  • More custom reporting features that would allow de-duplication and group-by.
  • Making all IDs available in custom reporting.
Cornerstone is a very intuitive system for the end-user and creates a place where the user can have their training, performance, and the ability to apply for internal jobs all in one system.
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Relton McBurrows | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 06, 2019

The Best Enterprise LMS for the job

Score 9 out of 10
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We have been using Cornerstone OnDemand for over four years now and have loved the transition. We're currently entertaining alternatives as other HRIS systems have LMS features, but there is no competition, so we'll be sticking with Cornerstone. We use it across our entire organization for compliance and continuing education. Cornerstone OnDemand helps us efficiently distribute and track our e-learning and ILT experiences.
  • Cornerstone has a wide variety of functions, reaching every area of learning experiences.
  • Its core functions and capabilities are easy to use and intuitive.
  • We are really wanting to expand our use of the observation checklist, but the interface online has not been updated in some time.
  • Some of the administrator interfaces need updating.
  • All user interfaces need to be mobile responsive rather than just mainly the Learner Home and player.
Cornerstone OnDemand has been amazing for creating our online learning experiences and facilitating our in-person learning courses. The upload interfaces have been updated to be very efficient and user-friendly. The system is well suited for admin created content and distribution. The LMS is less useful for user-created content and video hosting. We are currently in search of an external vendor for our video content.
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Wiley Cordone | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 20, 2019

Cornerstone Delivers on Features and Updates

Score 8 out of 10
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We are using CSOD to align our entire employee life cycle process, with a focus on learning and engagement. CSOD allows us to improve communication and workflow across shifts and globally, across time zones as our company continues to grow and expand.
  • Integrated modules across all areas.
  • Allows for robust performance reviews connected to learning outcomes.
  • New support process from CSOD is easier to navigate and more responsive.
  • It is an enterprise system--there are many features to learn and more documentation about the ways in which modules interact and overlap would be helpful.
It is very well suited for organizations with systems and processes already in place, and with someone who can dedicate substantial time to learning the ins and outs of the system on-site.

Not suitable for someone looking for quick and easy out of the box configuration.
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Nancy Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 20, 2019

Cornerstone OnDemand Review

Score 9 out of 10
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The entire organization, including outlying clinics, use Cornerstone OnDemand. We have recently started using it for CPR for Parents classes in the community. It allows us to provide and track compliance education as well as provide additional learning for personal and professional development.
  • CSOD provides a robust system with a lot of functionality while allowing a wide scope of customization. We are not yet using all the functionality in the Learning Suite, but have significant opportunities to expand our methods of providing education in the future.
  • CSOD provides many resources for help and optimization along the way including client communities, regional meetings, daily office hours, online learning modules, access to Client Success Managers and Global Product Support.
  • A 3rd party company was used for our implementation and we have discovered along the way that some functionality/configurations were missed or best practices not adequately identified. The consultant was extremely kind and helpful. The Client Success Managers after implementation have been great at helping through best practice scenarios.
  • As with any system, there is some functionality we would like to see available or done differently. CSOD offers a community to leave suggestions where other clients vote on them. Then their development team evaluates for consideration in future updates.
Cornerstone OnDemand is well suited for providing education management and full custom reports. I have not found a scenario where it is less appropriate.
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Taiquera McNeely | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 15, 2019

Cornerstone OnDemand Admin Reflections

Score 9 out of 10
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Cornerstone OnDemand is currently being used by Southwest Powerpool as a company tool throughout our organization. We currently use the learning product the most. It is the source of record for training for our employees and our members. This is very helpful for audits. We utilize the Instructor-Led Training (ILT) function and online courses. We have a large number of active curriculums currently. The second product we use the most currently is Performance Management to manage performance reviews, goals, assessments, and development plans.
  • Provides unlimited online free training and resources.
  • Quarterly updates to enhance the product.
  • There are separate development, testing, and production environments which is standard. However, you must rebuild everything from scratch in Production once you have it the way you would like to see it in staging. This includes custom links and pages.
  • Most support that requires a technical team comes with a cost!
I was assigned a rep who set up monthly touch-base calls and he answered any questions I had about the product. This was very helpful, all my questions were resolved right then, and if he didn't know I had a response before the next meeting.

On the other hand, after that time frame passed I no longer had the direct line of communication. I had to either sign up for an available office hour or open a ticket. They resolved my issue, just not as fast.
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Christian Butler | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 06, 2019

Cornerstone OnDemand Just Makes Sense

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Cornerstone OnDemand firm-wide and internationally. We continue to expand and release new instances of the product with new acquisitions globally. This product has the security, freshness, and platforming we require to continue to deliver our learning needs to our employees. We continue to win awards and develop industry leading professionals - all with Cornerstone OnDemand's help, for the best clients in the world.
  • Updates and new releases - Cornerstone OnDemand is top notch when it comes to improving their product.
  • Exceptional community, the user groups, and community are engaged, aware, and insightful - network opportunities abound.
  • The integration with LinkedIn Learning alone makes this one of the most instant and rich learning experiences on the market. It will only improve as Cornerstone OnDemand begins producing their own content as well.
  • Product support - although ticketing is a challenge, there is a lot of change occurring in that sphere. It has improved a lot over the course of the past year, and I look forward to what the end result will be.
  • The software itself is a millennial, and has the same sort of quirks but it gets the job done.
  • As an admin, learning the language areas and understanding the nuance of terms has been a challenge. I am consistently reminding my stakeholders that the term they are using refers to a different area of the system which causes confusion. This has more to do with CornerStone OnDemand being around for so long, meaning there's been plenty of time for some things to be named similar enough to confuse things.
Cornerstone OnDemand is exceptional in integrating content with partners like LinkedIn Learning. It is a globally secure product, with numerous languages - a novice admin can take this product to new markets and locations. We love the ability to transform from a classical LMS to an LXP - for any of its challenges, you receive 10 better features.
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Candace Goldstein | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 15, 2019

Compliance Made Easy!

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Cornerstone across our entire organization. Mostly for completion of Compliance and Regulatory training.
  • Makes learning easily accessible.
  • Allows learning to be accessed onDemand.
  • Personal platform engages learners.
  • Admin features.
  • Not happy with outsource of GPS.
  • More customization of admin features and layout.
Well suited to make access to learning easy.
Library of learning in one place.
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Rachel Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 21, 2019

Cornerstone OnDemand Review

Score 8 out of 10
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At Novatech, we use Cornerstone for Recruiting, Learning, and Performance Management for our whole organization. Cornerstone helped us to streamline our processes and have our HR data all in one place. Cornerstone also has the ability to partner with our HRIS (ADP) to ensure all of our employee information is up to date.
  • Customization
  • Support
  • LMS
  • Recruiting module is not where it should be, but they are making improvements.
Cornerstone is a great product if you are looking to integrate and manage your processes all on one platform. We chose to go with Cornerstone due to the fact it was flexible when creating processes and workflows. Cornerstone might not be the best fit for you if you are wanting that unified platform, but recruiting is a huge priority for you. The recruiting platform has made improvements, but still has a way to go.
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Andrew Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 21, 2019

Recruit to Success and Everything Between

Score 8 out of 10
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We utilize Cornerstone OnDemand in our organization in a multitude of different ways. From day one, our employees and future potential candidates are introduced to Cornerstone. We use it to track our applicants for our various positions throughout our organization, as well as maintaining an ongoing talent pool for key positions within each department. In addition, we use Cornerstone to roll out the new employee's onboarding plan and training matrices for their specific position to seamlessly introduce them to our company and their departments. Finally, we utilize Cornerstone's Performance module to actively manage our employee's performance on a semi-annual and annual basis.
  • Cornerstone's support structure is top notch. Whenever an issue comes up, there are multiple resources available to find the most appropriate solution.
  • Cornerstone actively updates their different modules to make sure their programs are up-to-date on the industries latest trends and functionalities.
  • Cornerstone's new analytics capabilities increase my companies ability to track KPIs and metrics. Information is the key to making informed decisions, and they provide those resources with a simple click of a button.
  • The input of training records could definitely be improved. They have been working hard to update this process, but still could have some work done.
  • Their succession module is functional but not as seamless as the rest of the modules.
  • Create their own HRIS system so that companies don't have to have additional expenses with the integration with the various 3rd parties.
Cornerstone provides the ability to fully customize their system to customer needs. This is an amazing feature if the company can provide adequate resources. Smaller companies, who don't have the availability to hire a specialist to maintain those custom features, definitely struggle to utilize all the various capabilities that Cornerstone can provide.
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James Bellamy Jr | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 27, 2019

Great platform for any content administrator beginning their new role

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
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We are currently implementing the Cornerstone OnDemand for newly onboarding Learning Administrators.
  • Great collaboration
  • Interactive learning experience
  • Variety of important topics
  • Certain instances where the content is presented too broadly
This is a great tool for facilitating newly appointed content administrators who will be using Cornerstone as their primary LMS.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

New hire portal (34)
Manager tracking tools (51)
Compliance tracking and reporting (59)
Corporate goal setting (48)
Subordinate goal setting (48)
Individual goal setting (51)
Line-of sight-visibility (45)
Performance tracking (55)
Performance plans (45)
Plan weighting (40)
Manager note taking (25)
Performance improvement plans (42)
Review status tracking (48)
Rater nomination workflow (31)
Review reminders (49)
Workflow restrictions (46)
Multiple review frequency (40)
Reporting (57)
Create succession plans/pools (26)
Candidate ranking (26)
Candidate search (27)
Candidate development (24)
Job Requisition Management (27)
Company Website Posting (25)
Publish to Social Media (22)
Job Search Site Posting (20)
Customized Application Form (23)
Resume Management (26)
Duplicate Candidate Prevention (23)
Candidate Search (24)
Applicant Tracking (24)
Collaboration (21)
Task Creation and Delegation (22)
Email Templates (35)
User Permissions (36)
Notifications and Alerts (31)
Reporting (37)
Course authoring (43)
Course catalog or library (57)
Player/Portal (52)
Learning content (47)
Mobile friendly (43)
Progress tracking & certifications (52)
Assignments (55)
Compliance management (51)
Learning administration (57)
Learning reporting & analytics (57)
Social learning (36)

About Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) is a single, unified cloud-based talent management solution that is completely configurable to meet the talent strategy, compliance, business, and workflow needs of any organization.

Organizations today are being disrupted by digital advances that continue to shift the way employees work, learn, and succeed. To be successful in this constantly evolving world, organizations need a modern unified talent management strategy that supports the acquisition of the right skills, alongside ongoing employee development, engagement, and retention.

Cornerstone offers solutions to help companies strategically manage and continuously develop their talent. The Cornerstone Talent Management Solution includes:

  • Cornerstone Recruiting (including applicant tracking, employee onboarding)
  • Cornerstone Learning (including LMS, learning experience platform (LXP), certifications, Learn App)
  • Cornerstone Performance (including performance reviews, goals, succession planning, compensation, competency management)
  • Cornerstone Careers (including one-on-one’s, development plans, goals, pulse surveys, career management)
  • Cornerstone HR (including people administration, workforce analytics, benchmarking)
  • Cornerstone Content (including 40+ premium partners)

Cornerstone’s people development solutions are used by approximately 7,000 clients of all sizes, spanning more than 75 million users across over 180 countries and 50+ languages.

Cornerstone OnDemand Features

Onboarding Features
Has featureNew hire portal
Has featureManager tracking tools
Has featureCompliance tracking and reporting
Performance and Goals Features
Has featureCorporate goal setting
Has featureSubordinate goal setting
Has featureIndividual goal setting
Has featureNon-hierarchical goal setting
Has featureLine-of sight-visibility
Has featurePerformance tracking
Performance Management Features
Has featurePerformance plans
Has featurePlan weighting
Has featureManager note taking
Has featurePerformance improvement plans
Has featureReview status tracking
Has featureRater nominations
Has featureRater nomination workflow
Has featureReview reminders
Has featureWorkflow restrictions
Has featureReview transfer
Has featureMultiple review frequency
Has featureReporting
Succession Planning Features
Has featureCreate succession plans/pools
Has featureCandidate ranking
Has featureEmployee profiles
Has featureCandidate search
Has featureCandidate add
Has featureCandidate development
Recruiting / ATS Features
Has featureJob Requisition Management
Has featureCompany Website Posting
Has featurePublish to Social Media
Has featureJob Search Site Posting
Has featureCustomized Application Form
Has featureResume Management
Has featureDuplicate Candidate Prevention
Has featureCandidate Search
Has featureApplicant Tracking
Has featureCollaboration
Has featureTask Creation and Delegation
Has featureEmail Templates
Has featureUser Permissions
Has featureNotifications and Alerts
Has featureReporting
Learning Management Features
Has featureCourse authoring
Has featureCourse catalog or library
Has featurePlayer/Portal
Has featureLearning content
Has featureMobile friendly
Has featureProgress tracking & certifications
Has featureAssignments
Has featureCompliance management
Has featureLearning administration
Has featureLearning reporting & analytics
Has featureeLearning
Has featureAssessments
Has featureLive online learning
Has featureIn-person learning
Has featureMicro-learning
Has featureVideo learning
Has featureeCommerce
Has featureAICC-compliant
Has featureSCORM-compliant
Has featureTin Can (xAPI) compliant
Has featureSocial learning
Additional Features
Has featureOrganically developed suite - one system, one data model, one customer support
Has featureAirtight integration across modules - from recruiting to learning to social to performance
Has featureMachine learning and predictive analytics to get actionable information from your talent data

Cornerstone OnDemand Screenshots

Cornerstone OnDemand Videos (3)

Cornerstone OnDemand Downloadables

Cornerstone OnDemand Integrations

Broadbean, Smashfly, HireVue, LinkedIn Talent Hub, 20+ different off-the-shelf e-learning vendors, Cisco Webex, Citrix GotoMeeting

Cornerstone OnDemand Competitors


  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Required

Cornerstone OnDemand Support Options

 Paid Version
Live Chat
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Cornerstone OnDemand Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mobile Web
Supported Countries:All
Supported Languages: 43 languages