Cornerstone: Best product for learning and performance management
Updated March 08, 2018

Cornerstone: Best product for learning and performance management

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cornerstone OnDemand

It's used across many departments for training and performance needs. The product is great. Does what it is meant to do with a high level of configurability. Some of the UI is still being updated on older modules but once this is all complete, it will look very nice and modern. Most of the functionality is intuitive for end-users and we have had great user adoption. There is a big user community and there are plenty of resources at hand in the Client Success Centre and access to expert support.
  • I think the best thing they have is technical support, which is really great. They provide fast responses, exact solutions and are available in multiple countries.
  • Also quarterly releases are great at introducing new features, enhancements and those pesky bug fixes.
  • There UI is also one of the strong points, it is a totally different user experience and I appreciate that Cornerstone is upgrading it.
  • The product itself is great. Configurable but not customisable, which is the expectation of all Saas products.
  • Sometimes business processes cannot be replicated in the system so you need to be willing to accept workarounds whenever that is the case. The system is flexible so long as you and your management team are open to it too.
  • Few changes need to be done in the application as many things are not possible to implement from the front end.
I think it's one of the best product in the market for learning and performance purposes.
It's a great product to use if you want it for learning or performance. Learning is the best part of it, you can easily combine it with external materials. It's very interactive. Performance management is also quite good. But configuration of performance management is very critical and it may create issues.

Cornerstone OnDemand Feature Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting
8
Corporate goal setting
9
Subordinate goal setting
9
Individual goal setting
9
Line-of sight-visibility
9
Performance tracking
9
Performance plans
9
Review status tracking
8
Rater nomination workflow
8
Workflow restrictions
9
Multiple review frequency
9
Reporting
9
Create succession plans/pools
9
Candidate ranking
9
Candidate search
9
Candidate development
9
Resume Management
8
User Permissions
9
Reporting
9

Using Cornerstone OnDemand

As mentioned earlier it has got amazing features regarding training,performance. We can easily configure appraisals and conduct them. UI is very user friendly, not much of training is required to give end users regarding application. Performance module has very smooth flow and users can complete their appraisals easily. Overall its an best application for Learning and Performance Management.
Mostly learning, appraisal function is used from Catalyst portal. But it has got amazing HR and Payroll functions too. We can easily include web courses in the learning section. Appraisal configuration was also an easy task and we can track comments and feedback easily. UI and stability of an application is the best part of CSOD.
2 - 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.
  • Learning
  • Appraisal
  • Organisation Management
  • We used it to give training's regarding Travel Safety
  • It might be useful for payroll processes
One of the best thing is application stability. Even though more than 10K users access it, application is very stable. No issues such as slowness. UI is very impressive and user friendly. Would definitely recommend it for learning purpose. We can plan training's and integrate external training's too with it.
ProsCons
Like to use
Easy to use
Well integrated
Feel confident using
Unnecessarily complex
Requires technical support
Cumbersome
Lots to learn
  • Learning part is very awesome, easy to conduct training
  • Annual appraisals are very easy to configure
  • Till now none of the feature was difficult