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Cornerstone OnDemand Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Cornerstone OnDemand President & CEO Adam Miller
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Pros
  • Work life balance - family comes first (in 51 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 29 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Best tech company to work at!"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning and career opportunities
    Great people who are friendly, helpful and motivating
    Great location - near Metro and Santa Monica beach
    Candy wall & fun events throughout the year - beach day, development day, release parties, happy hour, bring your kid/parents to work day... and the list goes on!
    Onsite breakfast, lunch, and massages

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now...

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the effort management puts into making the employees feel valued. Keep up the good work!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best place to work in LA"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cornerstone OnDemand full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you’re debating between taking an opportunity at Cornerstone vs. another company – stop right there. This is your place. Cornerstone has created a unique culture in that the company as maintained the pulse of a start up despite experiencing high growth. From the top-down, Cornerstone provides an environment where employees are encouraged to take risks and challenge the norm and does not instill a sense of fear if you were to fail. The company fosters a learning culture and provides training and coaching to those who need it - they truly practice what they preach! There is a perfect blend of a work hard/play hard mentality and a flexible work environment where you are given autonomy and trust to do your job. The benefits are also fantastic – medical, dental, vision, 401k, etc. and plenty of perks to enjoy in Santa Monica – yoga, massage, free food, candy wall, etc. I can’t recommend Cornerstone enough!

    Cons

    Explore providing and investing in wellness perks for remote employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RSM in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - RSM in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great earning potential, work with smart, nice people!

    Cons

    Base is a little low for market, can take a while to close deals due to size/scope

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Turnover machine"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cornerstone OnDemand (More than a year)

    Pros

    West coast vibe at the company but only on the West coast. Nice people all around.

    Cons

    Turnover in sales like crazy, managers who don't know how to manage, tons of internal politics, favorites are obvious, and management seems to be not held accountable for turnover.

    Also if your career doesn't go well here be aware that you will get negative back door references which can affect your next move. Very childish approach to ruining peoples next steps in their careers and a lot of internal gossip.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Good values, smart people, weak management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cornerstone OnDemand full-time

    Pros

    +breakfast and lunches
    +happy hours
    +lots of smart people in different teams
    +scheduling makes things more predictable
    +company has good culture even if my team doesnt jive with it

    Cons

    -no career pathing
    -feels like dead end job and morale is low
    -everyone is overworked and no work life balance
    -senior management are poorly trained and disconnected from reality

    Advice to Management

    get managers who know what they are doing and are properly trained. do something to better your teams lives and give them room to breathe


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Used to Be Great, Now Just Okay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cornerstone OnDemand full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people: I made many close friends at Cornerstone and learned a lot from the many experienced professionals that work there. Found the environment to be supportive in a lot of ways and not overly competitive or cut-throat.

    Great Benefits: Compared to other companies in the industry, CSOD has great benefits. Flexible schedule, unlimited vacation, free basic individual healthcare option, and affordable high deductible policy for families. Also free vision and dental.

    Cons

    CSOD has lost its direction and strong footing in the Talent Management market. New products are released before strategies and processes are implemented to support the sale and growth of existing products/modules. I left because I didn't understand the company's vision anymore and felt burdened by the lack of standardization in processes across teams. Roles, responsibilities, and processes for working with other teams are poorly defined, but the company has grown to the point where this is essential for scalability.

    Advice to Management

    Define processes and implement them. I think management is really good about getting their teams excited and involved in various projects concerning standardization, but they never get fully implemented.


  7. "BDA at CSOD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. Very fair workplace

    Cons

    Though environment sometimes and a lot of pressure

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for with exciting technical challenges ahead"

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

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

    Pros

    Cornerstone is a great tech company to work with, full of talented people. Thanks to smart hirings the technology is transforming, which makes it great to be part of the process.
    The company is constantly growing and investing in his people.
    There are a lot of opportunities up for grab from junior to senior level.

    Cons

    Contractual commitments often take precedence over modernizing the software stack and innovation. Work often gets injected from the top level which makes it harder to stay focused.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on modernizing the product and bring value to clients continuously. Stay away from single client requests (as juicy as they sound) which impede on the overall progress of your tech teams


  9. "software engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornerstone OnDemand full-time

    Pros

    employee friendly, great work culture

    Cons

    could bring in more ui/ux devs


  10. "Love the people I work with!"

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Cornerstone offers a warm and collaborative environment for employees to thrive!
    The culture is amazing and I love working for a a company that truly cares about it's employees.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your are doing!


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