Cornerstone is a strong leader in the LMS space!
September 24, 2020

Cornerstone is a strong leader in the LMS space!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Learning Suite

Overall Satisfaction with Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is being used org-wide at our company. Cornerstone has been able to address many business needs such as: managing our overall compliance training program, ILT and (more recently) virtual ILT or vILT for many of our business partners such as Recruiting and Product training, learning content curation and beginning stages of self-interest in professional development.
  • Access to a huge community of training resources training webinars and social communities. Cornerstone does a great job with providing administrators with the tools and people to get connected on utilizing the product.
  • Ability to load or upload files of data. I used Cornerstone with a smaller company and now I'm with a company with a larger employee group. Cornerstone's ability to load certain data for specific features saves administrators time and effort when carrying out tasks and projects.
  • Access to permissions and constraints. This allows us to either centralize or de-centralize tasks to our organization partners based on business needs.
  • Cornerstone's available integrations in the Edge Marketplace also is becoming extremely helpful. With so many applications within a business, we're looking to have a "hub" where our employees can have a one-stop shop for learning.
  • When someone gets onboarded as an administrator, it is really daunting to learn the system and the resources available. Personally, I think being able to connect with one person to show me the ropes (sort of a like a buddy system upon hire) is helpful.
  • I remember Cornerstone appointing a CSM to every client before the model changed. I understand having the new system of requesting a CSM allows for CSMs with different expertise and knowledge to step in, but the quarterly check-ins were helpful to understand upcoming releases and a knowledgeable person who truly understands the business' needs and wants.
  • Improved communications on target fix dates for known issues. Being left in the dark without much information is hard to communicate back to the business.
  • Increased employee utilization for professional and personal development. We have not met this goal yet as our portal it's still gaining appetite.
  • Improved compliance maintenance. I believe we're half way to achieving this goal as our quarterly compliance program process has been growing more efficient.
  • Self-sustaining business partners for administration. As our portal gains more traction, we hope to train our administrators better on best practices and tips.
I haven't worked with other talent management solutions, but I feel that the configurability is just right for this product.
I wasn't involved in the selection at my current company. However, at my previous company, Absorb was a very close contender due to their modern and vibrant portal features, but we decided to stick with Cornerstone because of ease of configuration for our compliance training program and security permissions/constraints.
Cornerstone is well suited for when company's need a robust LMS that is scalable and user-friendly. I only use it for Learning, but the features available to us as administrators allows us to tailor the user experience and curate a budding learning culture with simple workflows and processes. The community is large and teeming with clients who are using it on so many different scales, and who are willing to help with sharing best practices and tips. Where I think Cornerstone can be less appropriate is the daunting counts of available features - keep your business needs in mind and don't feel overwhelmed with all it has to offer. Start small and expand as your business evolves.

Cornerstone OnDemand Feature Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting
Course authoring
Not Rated
Course catalog or library
Learning content
Mobile friendly
Progress tracking & certifications
Not Rated
Compliance management
Learning administration
Learning reporting & analytics
Social learning