Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand

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Great Product

6 out of 10
May 10, 2022
Cornerstone is being used by across the whole organization for performance reviews, disciplinary history, and for other business purposes. …
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I'm a fan!

10 out of 10
December 07, 2021
We currently use Cornerstone OnDemand as our company wide learning management system. The vast majority of training is accessed through …
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Cornerstone Highly Recommend

10 out of 10
December 06, 2021
We use Cornerstone for all of our learning and development as well as performance initiatives. We have many employees out in the field so …
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CSOD - pros & cons

7 out of 10
November 26, 2021
CSOD is being used to drive compliance training throughout our entire organization. This system helps us track our training from the …
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What is Cornerstone OnDemand?

Cornerstone OnDemand is a cloud-based application for talent management. Cornerstone offers suites for recruiting, training, performance monitoring and planning, learning, and HR data management. It is scaled for enterprises.

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Performance and Goals


Performance Management


Succession Planning


Recruiting / ATS


Learning Management


Product Details

What is Cornerstone OnDemand?

Cornerstone powers the future ready workforce, with HR software and solutions designed to unite people, teams, technology and business, and inspire a work environment of growth, agility and success for all. With an AI-powered and skills-forward system designed for the contemporary workforce, Cornerstone helps organizations modernize the learning and development experience, deliver the most relevant content from anywhere, accelerate talent and career mobility, and establish skills as the universal language of growth and success across the business. Cornerstone serves over 6,000 customers and 75M users and is available in 180 countries and 50 languages.

  • Learning & Development: Support learners' skills with learning management software.
  • Recruiting & Onboarding: Fill job reqs faster with an engaging candidate experience and a streamlined recruiting and onboarding process.

  • Performance Management: Build a high-performing culture that motivates people to meet their potential.

  • Engagement Surveys: Measure the business impact of talent programs and gain a clear picture of employee engagement and satisfaction.

  • Extended Enterprise: Expand learning to audiences that are critical to the organization, like partners or customers.

  • Core HR: Consolidate and uncomplicate HR processes into one place to better support, reward, and engage people.

  • Workforce Planning: Maximize workforce efficiency through thoughtful planning and a collaborative, data-driven approach.

  • Analytics & Reporting: Make better, more informed talent decisions with predictive analytics and visualizations.

  • Integration & APIs: Connect to a broader ecosystem to move data where it has its greatest impact.

Cornerstone OnDemand Features

Onboarding Features

  • Supported: New hire portal
  • Supported: Manager tracking tools
  • Supported: Compliance tracking and reporting

Performance and Goals Features

  • Supported: Corporate goal setting
  • Supported: Subordinate goal setting
  • Supported: Individual goal setting
  • Supported: Non-hierarchical goal setting
  • Supported: Line-of sight-visibility
  • Supported: Performance tracking

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Performance plans
  • Supported: Plan weighting
  • Supported: Manager note taking
  • Supported: Performance improvement plans
  • Supported: Review status tracking
  • Supported: Rater nominations
  • Supported: Rater nomination workflow
  • Supported: Review reminders
  • Supported: Workflow restrictions
  • Supported: Review transfer
  • Supported: Multiple review frequency
  • Supported: Reporting

Succession Planning Features

  • Supported: Create succession plans/pools
  • Supported: Candidate ranking
  • Supported: Employee profiles
  • Supported: Candidate search
  • Supported: Candidate add
  • Supported: Candidate development

Recruiting / ATS Features

  • Supported: Job Requisition Management
  • Supported: Company Website Posting
  • Supported: Publish to Social Media
  • Supported: Job Search Site Posting
  • Supported: Customized Application Form
  • Supported: Resume Management
  • Supported: Duplicate Candidate Prevention
  • Supported: Candidate Search
  • Supported: Applicant Tracking
  • Supported: Collaboration
  • Supported: Task Creation and Delegation
  • Supported: Email Templates
  • Supported: User Permissions
  • Supported: Notifications and Alerts
  • Supported: Reporting

Learning Management Features

  • Supported: Course authoring
  • Supported: Course catalog or library
  • Supported: Player/Portal
  • Supported: Learning content
  • Supported: Mobile friendly
  • Supported: Progress tracking & certifications
  • Supported: Assignments
  • Supported: Compliance management
  • Supported: Learning administration
  • Supported: Learning reporting & analytics
  • Supported: eLearning
  • Supported: Assessments
  • Supported: Live online learning
  • Supported: In-person learning
  • Supported: Micro-learning
  • Supported: Video learning
  • Supported: eCommerce
  • Supported: AICC-compliant
  • Supported: SCORM-compliant
  • Supported: Tin Can (xAPI) compliant
  • Supported: Social learning

Additional Features

  • Supported: Airtight integration across modules - from recruiting to learning to performance
  • Supported: Machine learning and predictive analytics to get actionable information from your talent data

Cornerstone OnDemand Screenshots

A personalized, modern user experience and self-service capabilities to engage employees, ensure productivity, and centralize employee dataWith Cornerstone Learning, go beyond compliance and training - truly develop an engaged and collaborative workforce.Cornerstone Recruiting takes care of all talent acquisition needs and provides candidates with an amazing experience.With Cornerstone Performance, benchmark your people's performance, align them with your strategy, and provide feedback that matters.Cornerstone HR offers a personalized, modern user experience and self-service capabilities to engage employees, ensure productivity, and centralize employee data.With Content Anytime, quickly deliver hundreds of eLearning courses covering key soft-skills such as communication, time management, leadership, teamwork, and emotional intelligence.With Cornerstone Careers, provide continuous career development and expert coaching​.Actionable insights

Cornerstone OnDemand Videos

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Cornerstone OnDemand Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesAll
Supported Languages50 languages


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cornerstone OnDemand?

Cornerstone OnDemand is a cloud-based application for talent management. Cornerstone offers suites for recruiting, training, performance monitoring and planning, learning, and HR data management. It is scaled for enterprises.

What is Cornerstone OnDemand's best feature?

Reviewers rate Performance tracking highest, with a score of 8.8.

Who uses Cornerstone OnDemand?

The most common users of Cornerstone OnDemand are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Financial Services industry.


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December 07, 2021

I'm a fan!

Score 10 out of 10
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We only have one person who administers the system and it is only a part of their job. Most of the functions can be performed with minimal technical expertise. CSOD offers a lot of training to support admins.
In general and admin should have:
  • Some technical ability
  • Good process mindset
  • Creative
  • Detail oriented
Mark Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Initially we had 1 System Admin. This person handled all implementation and config. over the years we have created admins for each functional area. Performance and Succession, Recruiting / Learning Management Systems. So now those folks handle executing day to day admin tasks in their relative areas and we have 1 overall platform config admin. Total of 4.
Tina Pegar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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We have a single centralized resources for Cornerstone Support (end user and superuser support) and a network of training administrators across the organization that manage their own training and help to make system decisions. We call it the federated model and it helps to keep autonomy for the training groups but they have the support they need.
Elisse Basque | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Technical Skills and experience working with similar types of technology.
  • Reporting (understanding how other systems operate is a benefit also knowledge of excel helps and how pivot tables work as the functionality of reporting 2.0 is sort of similar).
  • Research skills - Cornerstone OnDemand is highly robust and customizable, you have to be comfortable with digging into things and testing functionality.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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There are multiple central teams managing the various areas of the LMS:
Support teams: different support lines that offer guidance, troubleshooting, connection issues, DQ analysis to role authorization, role supervision and tool customization.
Training teams: Catalogue and offer management, Distribution, Group and report management, ILT management, Digital content creation and QA testing the scorms.
Taline Goorjian | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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We are using a center of excellence model of support for our org. One Manager with three practitioners who support a virtual customer service booth with Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 support tickets. We have an internal Service Level Agreement and our turnaround is an average of 1.6 days. We have created a variety of self-service tools and job aids to enable learners to help themselves directly inside our portal.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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People require:
  • good IT skills
  • a logical problem solving ability
  • ability to explain processes in an easy to understand way
  • an abundance of patience
  • the ability to analyse business needs and determine the best tool within Cornerstone to use to create a solution
  • a systematic approach
  • willingness to experiment with different ways to find the best solution
  • willingness to continually learn and improve their skills
Melissa Odom | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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This is a bit of a tricky question as the word "support" can mean many things. We have one system administrator (me) and I spend a few hours each day at the most doing system admin support for Cornerstone. That is for both learning and performance. We also have a whole Learning and Development department who do much more than support the system but they provide expertise in helping our learners in Cornerstone. We develop our own curriculum and create our own learning so that is about 4 people and they create content, upload the content, troubleshoot users who have problems with online completions etc. We also do many large events each month for instructor led training (ILT) and we have three people supporting that - their Cornerstone involvement is creating events and sessions and managing who is enrolled in those sessions. We have a compliance team that verifies attendance at those ILTs and handles the CPE compliance of those that went to training.
Donna Frazier, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
The CSOD tool is very robust. We probably used only 15% of the true functionality. It often frustrated though even our own HMI engineers and there are sections in the system that were not designed with users in mind. Too many clicks as one small example. The system is very robust. Someone with a strong HRIS background and some IT knowledge would be best to administer the tool effectively.
Jamie Drahos | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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We have one system admin (myself) and two learning admins. The system admin is also the global process owner for the system and ultimately has final say with how the system is run and managed. The learning admins have user rights that are elevated beyond the standard user so they can support with troubleshooting courses, uploading new courses, user account access etc. The system admin should have a strong technical background and process management experience. The learning admins need to have a base knowledge of technology and a willingness to learn new skills.
Mark McConnell, APTD | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Most of our in-house support staff provide support as a smaller portion of their overall responsibilities. We have five individuals whose responsibilities in the system are divided along these lines:

1) Lead Administrator/Governance Lead - Tasked with overall system configuration, governance, and testing support during quarterly releases. Also responsible for maintaining the relationship with Cornerstone support staff

2) Internal Training Coordinator (x2) - Tasked with tactical administration including entry of classes, rosters, simple reporting etc.

3) Dealer Network Training Coordinator (x2) - Tasked with system administration supporting our respective dealership networks

Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Mostly L1 type of support is required for Catalyst portal. As the application will be an third party application and we will not have the code of application most of the issues received were regarding processes only. They have got good support team too, for some of the issues they guided us to get an solution for business problems.
Maynor Venegas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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The system administrator had a general systems understanding and deep knowledge of the business area, in this case talent management. We trained this individual on the system implementation and on-going maintenance, so the system could be effective supported.
The back-up, analytics analyst, was tasked with providing system administration coverage when necessary and was focused on providing analytics around talent management, for that strong skills on reports and analytics were required.