Product review - CSOD Learning
Updated November 10, 2021

Product review - CSOD Learning

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Modules Used

  • Learning Suite
  • Just Learning and CORE

Overall Satisfaction with Cornerstone OnDemand

CSOD OnDemand is deployed across 95% of the company, being used as our main LMS tool. The majority of us are using it to follow the mandatory trainings but there is also an important percentage of users employing the extended solution (meaning all LO types with the ILTss). It is mainly for compliance purposes to follow mandatory and regulatory trainings.
  • Platform's stability.
  • Product Academy and Certification program.
  • Prestige and culture - CSOD is known in the LMS industry and when deploying the system, the client has already a background about the provider.
  • The variety of functions CSOD offers and product portfolio.
  • 'Suggestion City' section offers clients a way to promote tool or process improvements.
  • GPS and support
  • Prioritizing on some features to be released
  • Security roles structure
  • It helps us reach local HR and compliance objectives and needs. But, I don't have much visibility on this item as these metrics are calculated at a different level.
  • Access to the LMS outside the working premises (via the Mobile LearnApp)
  • Use CSOD as the main LMS and centralize the training activity - linkage with Coursera, perioding uploads from other external training platforms
we use just one module - LMS
I think playlists and curricula is a good example to bundle and create training programs, one is in Push and in Pull mode.
the decision to select cornerstone for the LMS product was taken way before I arrived in the company
It really depends on the area we look into, for example:

/for security role creation and permission database, it is too complex and extensive. We have a hard time to review and maintain the security roles and the constraints linked to them;
/for Groups it is very rigid, limited criteria, old interface, not being able to copy from one segment criteria to another or when you want to edit a criteria, the previous selections are removed, etc
/ for LearnerPage and banners, it's a fixed number of banners you can't change. / For mobile the admin does not have advanced access to customize the app.

Do you think Cornerstone OnDemand delivers good value for the price?


Are you happy with Cornerstone OnDemand's feature set?


Did Cornerstone OnDemand live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Cornerstone OnDemand go as expected?


Would you buy Cornerstone OnDemand again?


The product academy and the certifications are well designed and well promoted. In terms of documentation, online help, and the user community, it is very well structured and information easy to find. We wish to have more flexibility and get more non-billable resolutions regarding the cases we send to the Global Product Support (GPS) team.

Cornerstone OnDemand Feature Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation
Email Templates
User Permissions
Notifications and Alerts
Course authoring
Course catalog or library
Learning content
Mobile friendly
Progress tracking & certifications
Compliance management
Learning administration
Learning reporting & analytics

Using Cornerstone OnDemand

125000 - As end-users there are more than 100k employees using the CSOD LMS tool, majority for the regulatory trainings and they are part of multiple sectors, from retail banking to corporate, sales, finance, automotive, IT, etc.
120 - 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.
  • Training development plan campaigns
  • Regulatory training consumption
  • Catalogue on digital offer
  • Cornerstone API and linkage with out HR Datalake
  • Coursera feed
  • New ISQe training plan
  • virtual classrooms
  • Reporting 2.0
  • Xplor
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Custom pages creation
  • Content Uploader with scorm publishing
  • Custom report creation
  • Security roles and permission
  • Group management (limited criteria)
  • Training plan functions are very rigid and outdated
  • Curricula versioning
Yes - Easy to use, available on iOS and Android, the connection (with SSO) is secured and stable, offering you a user friendly interface and the possibility to follow offline trainings.
But as a system admin it lacks the access to customization in terms of preferences and permissions.
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
it was a business decision so product features had an important weight when this decision was taken many years back.
not applicable as I was not involved in taking this decision
as we use it mainly for the Regulatory training consumption it does satisfy this business need for our corporation.
The Learning assignment tool is easy to use to push the trainings, setting up a due date and with the reports the progress and be checked and follow-up if needed.

Cornerstone OnDemand Support

Our CSM contact and the GPS advisor are highly skilled and involved. We have many recurrent meetings to review out cases, Tech review for feeds and ongoing projects.
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
For the improved SLA and work order effort
Yes - Yes, in majority of the cases the bugs we identify are already known by the CSOD engineers and they are even documenting it in the known issue area an then as knowledge articles.
It is mostly related to our complex part on Inbound and outbound feeds, custom scripts and projects we have and the maintenance part.
Some time back we have asked for a periodic review of these technical parameters and we have received what we have asked, now it's something we perform with CSOD every quarter.