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Cornerstone OnDemand Reviews

Updated May 16, 2018
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is important to the company and leadership (in 57 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 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Company is growing very quickly so efficiencies are still being found, which is frustrating, but can be rewarding (in 38 reviews)

  • has not nailed down work/life balance yet (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "I wasn't sold the dream, I was given the dream."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have been at CSOD for just under 3 months now and I truly enjoy it here.

    I have a great team and for the first time, I am being allowed to express my ideas and be part of something bigger. My manager is very supportive and let's me carry out my role in confidence. When I have something to work on, it will be discussed and whenever I do a good job, there is genuine recognition.

    CSOD have worked very hard in creating opportunities for me to not only focus on my business/personal goals but to be exposed to things I wouldn't have other wise. I absolutely love it!

    The culture here is great and there truly is a sense of family tie within the London office and lots of investment in CSOD employees. Aside from good monetary benefits, there are other benefits such as snacks and drinks to help yourself to and free breakfast Mondays and free lunch Fridays.

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything as of yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  2. "Best company I've ever worked for...and I've been around the block!"

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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture is legit! Some the smartest and coolest people I've ever worked with. Cornerstone treats you like an adult! work/life balance and challenging work to keep you learning and developing. Great collaboration! I'm a remote employee and feel totally engaged. I never feel like I'm out on an island alone. An environment where you are always innovating and making things better. Fast paced and exciting!

    Cons

    No candy wall or palm tree views in a remote office in the Midwest :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing your employees to learn and develop in order to realize their potential!

  3. "Innovative and inspiring"

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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cornerstone embraces creativity and innovation and it shows through the quality of their solutions and customer satisfaction

    Cons

    Rapid growth has blurred some of the focus on and identity about their core competencies


  4. "Growing company moving in the right direction"

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

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

    Pros

    Hungry employees both literally and figuratively
    Smart coworkers
    Breakfast Lunch and Dinners Pretty frequently
    ESPP
    Insurance is ok
    Growth

    The company has a young adult mentality where we party sparingly and slowly realizing we need to be mature.

    Cons

    Stagnant positions in certain departments
    Work Life Balance challenges
    Unawareness of frontline problems especially in services
    Massages are never available

    Advice to Management

    Know the product as well and sit in on phones to try and solve client problems like Support members do to fully understand.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great company culture, intensely political advancement in Product"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    They hire amazing people with a focus on culture first

    Cons

    Promotions within the Product department are almost exclusively political. They are based on the projects you work on, which is out of your control. They will promote people that have less experience so long as the CEO likes them, which typically means they don't push back or question decisions that come down on them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting "yes men." Focus on the quality of the product that is being delivered with the resources available.

     Clearly "getting fit" means positioning ourselves to be sold, but don't do it at the cost of the soul of the company.

    Hire some leaders that haven't "grown up" in CSOD, because we have a serious lack of industry context and true product vision.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Huge Improvement in Engineering Team in 2018"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    There were a few major cons in the Learning engineering department:
       - senior management was actively against innovation
       - application architecture was an absolute cluster
       - lack of job mobility
       - pods were majorly slowed down due to dependencies on other pods
       - having to use windows 7
       - loud work environment

    These were generally the most common problems people complained about. The highest level of management finally made changes however and here's what has happened over the last two months:
      - Head of Learning development was asked to leave
      - Everything is now being moved to AWS, the app is large and parts are very monolithic, but the management is 100% in on the move and already has successful POCs with smaller parts of the app
      - A new engineering architect has starting making some serious moves to Domain Driven Design
      - New managers have been brought who have actual experience and are seriously pushing quality development
     - Organization has been completely reorganized to avoid dependencies so pods can function largely on their own. This is leading to much quicker and easier devlopment
     - QA has been dissolved as a department, pods are now "full stack". All members are developer engineers who focus on dev or testing reporting to the same manager who is running the whole pod
           - This also leads to more job mobility as if you have a certain skill set the only person you have to
          talk to about it is your current manager
     - We're all getting Windows 10 by the end of summer

    Overall, I cannot state the amount of incredible changes in the Learning engineering department in the last two months. They have completely re-done the department and work is no longer an absolute dread. The new pod restructuring makes work fun again because you are working as a full team responsible for whatever features your pod rolls out - a sense of ownership, accomplishment, and togetherness that wasn't there before. The move to AWS and more agile tools is exciting and is promoting lots of growth. I am extremely impressed that management made these moves - they have largely redefined how the dev teams look at their jobs now, for the better.

    Cons

    All of the changes have addressed the cons except for the loud work environment. There's talk of a lot of people moving to different floors soon so that may be addressed.

    Advice to Management

    You guys made extreme changes that were desperately needed. Major props.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    They have great opportunities for entry-level positions.
    The work-culture is unparalleled.
    The executive leadership has created a 360 degree feedback culture
    Plenty of social activities to connect with coworkers.
    Yogo Facilities, Bring your kids to work day, Free catered Friday lunch

    Cons

    None I can think of.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People. Great Culture. Solving real corporate issues.

    Cons

    Sometimes the story doesn't quite reflect the reality


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Worst job in my career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cornerstone OnDemand full-time

    Pros

    none other than free candy and "unlimited" time off which is not even a reality

    Cons

    If you value your career stay far away. It is literally like working at a frat house. Worst culture I have ever experienced


  10. "Cornerstone--Excellent Company that Helps Employees "Realize their Full Potential""

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

    I worked at Cornerstone OnDemand full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, Values, Innovation, Development, Product

    Cons

    Internal IT support could be better

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing, but don't lose the culture


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