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Cornerstone OnDemand Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance - family comes first (in 49 reviews)

  • They really believe in work hard play hard mentality, and the sense of support and teamwork is still there even for remote employees (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Company is growing so fast that scalability is a challenge (in 37 reviews)

  • Work-life balance and politics can definitely be an issue depending on where you work (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (13)

    "Great vision, great leaders"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornerstone OnDemand full-time

    Pros

    CSOD puts a lot of investment in getting new hires to assimilate and immerse into the corporate culture, every new hires who have gone thru the "rite of passage" express strong sense of corporate citizenship. Visionary and committed executives (yet still maintain a great sense of humor) are keys to driving success in this company.

    Cons

    Company is on a steady growth stage now, and need more planning outside of US theatre

    Advice to Management

    CSOD management is really cool!

    Cornerstone OnDemand Response

    Sep 22, 2016 – Vice President, Talent

    WOW, thanks so much GVGL. Greatly appreciate the recognition and additional advice.


  2. "Awesome tech company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Integration Consultant in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Integration Consultant in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid leadership top-down, they care about their employees, decent benefits & perks, GREAT culture, expected to maintain profitability after 2017.

    Cons

    Slightly lower-than-market base pay, stock price doesn't change much, company is trying to stay profitable.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Great team, poor management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Strategist in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Strategist in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cornerstone OnDemand full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great team and colleagues; everyone seems to get along and work well together
    -Great benefits and the unlimited PTO is encouraged to be used
    -Flexible work hours as long as you get your work done

    Cons

    -Management plays favorites and is cliquish
    -A few people have been let go recently out of the blue; management is cleaning house and morale is down

    Advice to Management

    Be aware the way you are handling "straightening out the department" is greatly impacting your team


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great company if you can deal with the IT department breaking everything."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornerstone OnDemand full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work, great developers, good pay.

    Cons

    IT breaking access, VPN, Email, access, taking away admin access from my machine. It. As a remote employee, this makes working impossible when they decide to change VPN access and you can't work.

    Advice to Management

    Make IT focus on keeping things working rather than pushing out updates.
    Make them test something before pushing it out. A prime example is VPN and Email changes.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing culture, happy customers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornerstone OnDemand full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Companies talk about culture all the time, but Cornerstone truly has an environment where employees can thrive and develop professionally and personally. The executive leadership team is continually looking for ways to improve and grow the business and build upon current success. The customer base and community is enthusiastic, and employees are empowered to deliver good service.

    Cons

    Cornerstone is a high growth company and maintaining an entrepreneurial environment will be critical to the future success. Keep innovating with product and we will stay on top.

    Advice to Management

    Don't add unnecessary positions and overhead.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Made the Right Career Choice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Culture, challenging projects, good employee engagement activities, great growth trajectory...all in all a nice place to build a fulfilling career

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of, except for the long commutes from different locations to the wonderful Water Garden campus in Santa Monica....


  7. Helpful (1)

    "CAD - pros/cons"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Development in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Development in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornerstone OnDemand full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing smart people, great culture, inclusive, fun, rewards good team performance regularly with great incentives (sports games, team trips, etc), encourages growth, continual training, management encourages feedback to get better, encourages both vertical and horizontal movement in the company. Up for promotion/pay increase every 6 months.

    Cons

    - Very tough job: wouldn't be worth it without the culture, people, perks/incentives, and ability to move in the organization.
    - HOURLY PAY is discouraging: as a talent management company they should know better. This is the only position in the company on hourly pay to my knowledge (also it's low pay for location, but pay increases are possible every 6 months with good performance).

    Advice to Management

    - Keep encouraging employees to explore the company and get to where they want to be. It gets people passionate and in the right role.
    - Get rid of hourly pay! If you hire right and have a good culture (which you do) there's no need for this. To take advantage of all the great things the company offers, employees need time to do the trainings and work on cross-departmental projects.
    - Possibly implement Google's 20% time policy.
    - Management is awesome. Keep doing a great job!

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Great benefits and great office. But wouldn't recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Cornerstone OnDemand full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, beautiful office, great HH, great working environment

    Cons

    Most people I know are miserable at CSOD, (except for management and sales).
    They like to flamboyantly show off their office and benefits so that they can low-ball potential hires.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A company on a mission to change the world"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cornerstone employees truly feel they can make an impact in the world with the work they do in helping people realize their potential. Cornerstone is a progressive company that does a great job extending trust to their employees and enlists them in shaping the culture. It's a generous company that does a very good job supporting employees to find balance in a very fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Continuous growth often creates an environment of catch up which many of us thrive on. Be prepared to sprint when needed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the quarterly addresses, the more communication the better.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A company that is growing!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornerstone OnDemand full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Free Breakfast
    -Free Lunch on Fridays
    -Free Lunch from time to time
    -Flex hours (Some days I can work from home as long as the work gets done)
    -Full Health Benefits
    -Free underground parking (or get paid $130 a month to give it up)
    -Free dress

    Cons

    -You must be a self-starter. My during my first week of on-boarding I felt lost without much direction. My position, in particular, is new and I'm still understanding my duties. Don't know yet if it possible to transfer within the company.
    -If you don't have prior knowledge of Cornerstone software, it will be a long and hard learning curve.
    -No small team building activities.

    Advice to Management

    If its possible, mirror a lot of what Google does for its employees for benefits, culture, and small team culture.


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