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Cornerstone OnDemand Overview

Santa Monica, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (CSOD)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
We are proud to be Cornerstars because we know that a few passionate people are capable of accomplishing big things and that small ideas can grow exponentially. We are not a typical tech company (even with our free snacks, arcade, movie theatre, yoga studio, free breakfast and ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to empower people, businesses and communities through lifelong learning and development. We have remained passionate since we were founded in 1999 to improve access to education on a global basis through online learning. This has created a culture created less by ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2014 (#4)

Company Updates

  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cornerstone has launched Cornerstone Cares to provide free, online learning to organizations and individuals around the globe. Playlists include, preventing the spread of COVID-19, promoting self-care and mental well-being, creating and promoting a productive remote working culture, and supporting the transition to a virtual classroom for K-12 teachers. Check out #CornerstoneCares on social.

    Cornerstone Cares - In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Cornerstone is launching a free online public learning platform where you can access essential training anytime, anywhere.

    In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Cornerstone is launching a free online public learning platform where you can access essential training anytime, anywhere.

  • Cornerstone OnDemand was named the #1 best place to work on Built In LA's 2019 list of "100 Best Places to Work" in Los Angeles! We are so excited to share this win with our #Cornerstars who make #CSODLife the best life! 🎉🤗

    100 Best Places To Work In Los Angeles 2020 | Built In Los Angeles

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Cornerstone OnDemand – Why Work With Us?

Cornerstone was founded with a passion for empowering people through learning and a conviction that people should be your organization’s greatest competitive advantage. Cornerstone is a global human capital management leader with a core belief that companies thrive when they help their employees to realize their potential. Putting this belief into practice, Cornerstone offers solutions to help companies strategically manage and continuously develop their talent throughout the entire employee lifecycle. Featuring comprehensive recruiting, personalized learning, development-driven performance management and holistic HR planning, Cornerstone’s human capital management platform is successfully used by more than 3,500 global clients of all sizes, spanning over 40 million users across 192 countries and 43 languages.

Cornerstone is headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif. with more than 20 offices globally. Connect with our sales offices, support and technology centers around the world and learn more about Cornerstone by visiting Follow us on Twitter @CornerstoneInc and like us on Facebook at

Do Big Things.

Hard to believe that when it started in 1999, Cornerstone OnDemand was nothing more than
an idea and a whiteboard. Today, that simple idea has grown into a billion dollar
global technology company that’s changing the way the world works.

Being a Cornerstar

We think that’s pretty cool. And we think it’s important, because
that same spirit of collaboration and innovation, that same acute awareness that a few passionate people are capable of accomplishing big things and that small ideas can grow exponentially, lives on at Cornerstone today. We’re not a typical tech company (even with our foosball tables, complimentary food and generous stock options), because, well, our employees aren’t your typical techies.

Meet the people at Cornerstone

undefined"If terabytes of data doesn't excite you
  I don't know what will."
Oren Goldfinger, Technology
undefined"There's not a single person here who I wouldn't love
  to sit down and have a beer with."
Elvis Ha, Products
undefined"I am constantly being challenged to learn and grow."
Jamie Stivala,  Talent & Administration

The culture of Cornerstone

Our mission is to empower people, businesses and communities. A culture created less by what we do and more by who we are. When people are asked to describe the team, the answer is always the same: smart, cool, dependable and visionary.



It doesn’t take long to realize that people who work here are very, very smart. It’s the reason we consistently outperform and constantly evolve. Nobody is ignored and ideas are welcome at all times. One consequence is that we move dynamically. If someone has a good idea, we implement it. Complex problems can be broken down and solved through team collaboration. It’s an environment where you can be challenged, have an opportunity to learn, develop your skills and be very successful.



To us, cool is someone you’d want to have a beer (or meal) with; someone who is interesting and fun. We have people who would be considered cool in any group, at every age. We also have people who were not necessarily part of the popular crowd in their high school, but are definitely well-rounded, self-confident, creative and interesting.


We believe the most dependable people are those who are willing to take initiative and are self-empowered. The expectation of our team is to make our clients successful, so we have to have people who can be depended upon. People who are responsive, proactive, reliable and able to provide exceptional service while earning the trust and respect of both our clients and our teammates.



To continue our success in leading the market with state-of-the-art solutions, we must be innovative and resourceful. Capable not simply of thinking outside of the box but of actually redesigning the scope and scale of the box itself.

Alyssa - Sales Manager

"As a naturally curious person, I have thrived in Cornerstone’s culture of learning. Development days & team trainings are core to who we are, since Cornerstone actually started as a learning software company 17 years ago!"

Ravin - Director of Development

"I started as a developer and over the last several years I have had the opportunity to advance my career to the Senior level I am now, leading a team of over 50 people. I have also had a chance to see Cornerstone grow into the largest LA based tech company it is now. A lot of that has to do with the amazing team we have in place."

Khoa - Lead Product Manager

"As a recent UCLA grad, I was ready to take on the tech world and create amazing product. Cornerstone gave me the opportunity to push my vision forward and really make a difference. I also got tons of rewards and recognition along the way!"

Cornerstone OnDemand Reviews

  • "Strong Support System"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent
    Current Employee - Talent
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cornerstone OnDemand full-time (More than 3 years)


    Leaders truly care about their employees and their actions show it
    Many opportunities for continual learning and development
    Internal mobility accounts for numerous promotions
    The people here are so talented and fun to be around


    I can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead with empathy and opening the conversations for innovation

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Cornerstone OnDemand Photos

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Cornerstone OnDemand Interviews



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Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Cornerstone OnDemand.


    The process was very fast, efficient, straight to the point, people available, nice, good atmosphere, simulations with the manager. I was interviewed by all the team members. It’s appreciable to meet everyone.

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Cornerstone OnDemand Awards & Accolades

  • Best Place to Work in Los Angeles, Comparably, 2019
  • Best Leadership Teams and Managers, Comparably, 2018
  • Companies with Unbelievable Work-Life Balance, The Muse, 2018
  • Top 100 Tech Companies, Built in LA, 2017
  • Great Places to Work in Technology, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2016
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