Intuitive and easy to learn
Updated May 10, 2018

Intuitive and easy to learn

Joseph Madere | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cornerstone OnDemand

We use Cornerstone across the organization for training purposes. We house all of our course data and completion certificates within the software. This addresses our need to house a large library of courses, events, and instructor lead trainings. It provides easy, user friendly navigation to all employees.
  • User friendly
  • Straightforward interface
  • Easy to learn as an admin
  • Support. We have one or two go to Cornerstone employees who really know their stuff. We often feel disturbed by the phone support making us feel as if we're being rushed off the phone. Often times we're given vague answers with our own problems given back to us as a solution.
  • Features. There are a lot of painfully obvious features that should be available in a database system. The option to mass update files or records will either take you weeks of manpower or them a few days of "paid maintenance". Some features that should be easily doable aren't even there, such as mass updating a field or removing training.
  • Cornerstone has given us the ability to create diverse reports to flex to all branches of our business.
  • A bug in the system broke our reporting and delayed our deadlines.
Workday has a LMS or LES as they call it (Learning Experience System) just a industry buzz phrase to make you think they're an immersive social learning experience. they were too young to meet our needs Fall of 2017 but they had a lot of promising updates coming down the pipeline. We chose not to implement as the only way to meet our needs would be to use work arounds we'd be trapped in when future updates came. We'r keeping an eye on them for the future.
It is well suited for housing a user interface for basic simple small companies. Once you get to 2000+ plus any assignment mistake (duplicating records) could take you months to fix yourself or you could "pay" to have someone cleanup your portal. Seems like something you can do in a few clicks should be a feature not a paid for service.

Cornerstone OnDemand Feature Ratings

New hire portal
Not Rated
Manager tracking tools
9
Compliance tracking and reporting
9
Corporate goal setting
Not Rated
Subordinate goal setting
Not Rated
Individual goal setting
Not Rated
Line-of sight-visibility
9
Performance tracking
9
Performance plans
Not Rated
Plan weighting
Not Rated
Performance improvement plans
Not Rated
Review status tracking
Not Rated
Rater nomination workflow
Not Rated
Review reminders
9
Workflow restrictions
Not Rated
Multiple review frequency
5
Reporting
7
Create succession plans/pools
Not Rated
Candidate ranking
5
Candidate search
5
Candidate development
Not Rated
Email Templates
9
User Permissions
9
Notifications and Alerts
9
Reporting
9

Using Cornerstone OnDemand

Very user-friendly. I am a "millennial" who's rather tech savvy and understands the basic navigation functions and was able to pick up on this very easily. they've mimicked features of popular websites we use every day to make the admins and users familiar with navigation and completion.
2100 - Training and development. Reporting and incentives.
1 - Basic tech and website navigation skills. HTML helps if you want to create some nifty things. Design and implementation is cookie cutter but nice and intuitive.
  • Training
  • Incentives
  • Reporting
  • Backup intranet portal
  • Incentive based training pay
  • Organize a diverse ILT third-party training library
It meets all of our business needs at the moment. It is the most robust tool for LMS out on the market right now. the automation assigning of training for over 120+ job titles has us rooted and flows our daily training per new hire perfectly
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Lots to learn
  • Assigning training
  • Setting up groups and auto enrollments for training
  • running reports
  • "out of the box" portal setup has served us PERFECTLY as an intuitive navigation for users
  • Some back end features such as event or ILT setups (only if your company has diverse classes that aren't planned at the beginning of the year)

Evaluating Cornerstone OnDemand and Competitors

  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
The features, being able to assign training to new hires as they're hired and continue to provide reports on progress has been part of the daily operation for our system.
I'd like to see more hands-on use of features. We got boxed into some workarounds from features that were overhyped in the sales process. This is the nature of the beast. If you're implementing make sure you're shown how processes will work and or be affected by future updates. Don't fall for a sales pitch by someone who isn't a subject matter expert on the systems.

Cornerstone OnDemand Training

  • Online training
  • In-person training
  • Self-taught
Very personable and patient. Features that I'm sure to them are very simple and repetitive were trained with patience and understanding.
taught the admin of the system everything they needed to know with hands on interactive demos and demonstration.
No. You'll definitely need a crash course or understanding of the terms and way things work. it's very intuitive once you have the foundation though. kind of like if you're taught the rules of baseball you can easily play it once you know. or sometimes like Chess where once you learn you have to be reminded what particular pieces do but still can get it done.

Cornerstone OnDemand Support

My issues have always been understood and resolved. I don't feel like I'm explaining it to someone who doesn't understand the system. Often times they know the issue and have quick fixes from their experiences.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
Escalation required
No - There is an option for this but Cornerstone provides several methods for help, there's daily "Office Hours" where you can speak to client success managers who help answer all your questions. Theres a huge robust community for support. there's an on demand number as well as your personal Client Manager for on demand support.
Yes - Yes. I often am an early adapter to their new releases and often times uncover bugs because i use every nook and cranny of the system. they're quick to respond and often have fixed (in my experience) within the same week.
We needed our course catalog cleaned up. Manually it would have been a huge burden and taken a very long time. I reached out to them and provided them with a list of things we wanted deleted and cleaned up and they did it, after seeking clarity and absolution, within one business day.

Cornerstone OnDemand Reliability

It can accomodate any number of users (that you're willing to pay for) and serves as a training archive
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
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.