Cornerstone Growth Edition HR Performance Review Software


 

Cornerstone Growth Edition helps simplify performance reviews by offering a mobile-friendly, configurable interface that can be up and running in just a few hours.

Growth Edition automates performance reviews and encourages review completion with visual reviews that users can access on-the-go with their tablet, phone, or computer without needing to download separate mobile apps.

Growth Edition’s e-learning functionality helps users uncover skills gaps and assign and launch training courses to develop skills and build up a leadership pipeline. 

Growth Edition’s dashboards, reports, and graphs allow users to review data to identify top performers, those that need improvement or additional training, identify skill gaps and support compensation and succession planning efforts.

 

Cornerstone Growth Edition - Home screen
 
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    Home screen
  • Cornerstone Growth Edition - Reviews
    Reviews
  • Cornerstone Growth Edition - Performance summary
    Performance summary
  • Cornerstone Growth Edition - E-Learning
    E-Learning
  • Cornerstone Growth Edition - Analytics
    Analytics
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

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Diana from Westfield Veterinary Group
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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IT IS A GREAT PRODUCT, ONE OF THE BEST OUT THERE.

Pros

FUNCTIONALITY AND EASE OF USE

Cons

SOMETIMES DIFFICULT TO FIND THINGS AND DOES NOT HAVE ALL OF THE DIAGNOSES.

 
 

Hemanshu from Stratfinint Consulting
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Cornerstone HR Performance Review Softwate

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This product was Easy to implement and provided a great degree of flexibility for the needs of our business. Given the SaaS/Cloud based platform, we were able to deploy this globally through our 9 offices in US, Europe, Asia, and MiddleEast. The GUI was highly intuitive require very little training for the Users. The ease of generating Performance reports and integrating with the legacy HRIS system made this a valuable tool. The easy GUI also made the acceptance easy for the staff.

The different levels of access control enabled the Staff, Supervisors, and HR to freely record their comments and input. The pricing of this product was a Subscription based and was in line with the market and met our budgetary constraints. The maintenance and upgrades to the platform for non-interruptive and non-intrusive. The platform was easily maintained by non-Technical HR team.

Pros

GUI was very user-friendly
Reports and Action plan items could easily be generated.
Pricing was in line with the market.

Cons

Some visual tools for showing performance against the Career Objective Plan would be very useful.
Multi-language deployment would be very useful for non-native Language users.

Advice to Others

A Great tool if it can be integrated with your existing HRIS system. It worked great for a mid-size form, for a large size company you would need to evaluate the platform's ability to integrate with large ERP installations. If a mobile based interface is required then this needs to be evaluated further.

 
 

Paul from n/a
Specialty: Legal
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Great System!

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This is the Bentley of LMS systems. It has everything you need and more!

Pros

Robust.

Cons

Lack of support after implementation.

Advice to Others

Do your research! The system is extremely expensive. Have a plan. Don't end up spending 100% of your budget when you are only ready to utilize 3% of the system. The system does a lot but, it still needs a driver. This means you will need a strong LMS administrator. Make the investment in your driver! Don't buy a luxury automobile if you can't afford the gas!

 
 

Karen from Intralinks
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Cornerstone accurate reports learning

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I've used Successfactors and Cornerstone. I did have many issues with Successfactors not registering completion. I haven't experienced that at all with Cornerstone. I completely trust the results. I think a few things need to be better. If I make learning Inactive, I want it removed from the Learners Transcript. I never want the individual material Items to be left when I make a curriculum Inactive. The thing that I really have an issue is removing learning from individuals. There is no bulk functionality. I have to click approximately 3 times for each item I want to remove and I have to do that for each person.

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accuracy

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deleting learning from users (no bulk activity)
Reporting is not ideal. I want a simple report to show what curriculum is our user's transcript as incomplete. The report shows the curriculum for each item not completed. I just need the overall status and I'm unable to use the report because there are more than 5000 lines because of this repeating of the curriculum over an over.

 
 

Ann from CoreAxis Consulting
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Love Cornerstone's Unified Talent Management!

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Cornerstone Learning provides a choice of instructor-led training, online training and mobile training from one platform. It can be used alone or integrated with Cornerstone OnDemand’s talent suite (for combining employee training and performance metrics), and it provides these benefits for companies:

Pros

Great skills and competencies modules
Easy to use OUs to improve employee engagement by providing specialized training program with content relevant to their roles or departments
Fun social learning with their social collaboration tools
Many OTS 30,000 course titles to choose from.
Ability to build course in a page

Cons

Sometimes takes more clicks to accomplish a task than I think it should.
Dated interface

 
 

Cindy from MedExpress
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Cornerstone for Provider Training , Company Accountability Tracking, and Versioning with a Central Repository

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We are pleased that we will be able to use the current contact with Cornerstone to provide detailed reports based the criteria that is required by administrations within various departments of our company. This is an on going priority with our company. We are pleased to learn that we are able to better utilize more components to subscription we currently have.

Pros

We currently have a subscription/contract.
We can better utilize features that are offered with our subscription.
Detailed reports cam be created by departments based on administrative rights.
Pleased with the discussion links feature.
Proxy enrollment is standard but we are able to select enrollment based on specified criteria.

Cons

Versioning is limited- access to previous content is not able to be viewed once versioning has occurred. We are only able to see the content that has been updated; therefore, if legal reasons warrant us to pull training documentation we may be limited to the content that was presented for that individual.

Advice to Others

Before purchasing you need to make sure needs are clearly defined and addressed. Confirm pricing and if it includes a one time startup cost and if you contract includes technical support- if so is it included in your contract pricing.

 
 

Jacqueline from Satuit Technologies
Specialty: Software / Technology

February 2016

February 2016

No, I wouldn't buy it again.

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It's one of the least expensive packages out there.

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It's fine until you want to CHANGE ANYTHING, then good luck to you. Despite my college degree, I had no idea what the support guy was trying to tell me. It could be because you have to download a massive excel spreadsheet and work that sheet like crazy, even for a small edit. If I can see competencies and goals online, why is it so hard to simple add or delete them online? Or better still, why can't I tell customer support what I want and have them go in and make the change in two seconds? No, it's a 4 hour process: download, edit (if you're able to sort through the massive number of tabs), upload, review etc., creates too much room for error and way too many steps in this day and age. I don't recommend this product. Support tries to help, but they don't know how to SIMPLIFY for the basic end user.

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Ask how editing/ making changes works. Ask if you can cancel anytime or get a refund if not happy.

 
 

Christian from Mission Bell
Specialty: Manufacturing

June 2015

June 2015

Easy, Effective yet...

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Cornerstone Performance is a module that can stand alone or integrate into their other products. This particular module works really well for organizational development and alignment. As in most organizations, getting end users to USE the technology is huge and Cornerstone has done a good job with their user interface. You have your competencies and your goals and a place to keep a development plan. 360s can be done easily. Finally, it has fantastic analytics. Once you start using the product for a couple of years, you can really analyze performance throughout the entire organization with solid data - which is usually lacking in performance appraisals. Overall, a useful tool for a learning organization.

Likes Least

Currently the platform is based on Flash technology which means the product is unusable on iPads. Further the User Experience is a little dated. Making changes in somewhat tedious as an administrator must e-mail changes to a specialist at Cornerstone via an excel spreadsheet (but they do have good customer service). Finally the competency library that comes with the product was developed by a company in New Zealand, so some of the competencies are not only outdated, but worded for folks who work in NZ.

Recommendations

I did my homework before selecting and demoed NUMEROUS vendors. I found Cornerstone was the easiest for end users to understand and integrate into their work life. It does well on the performance management side. If you are looking for more of the goal setting side, I would go with other products. But Cornerstone does strike a good balance between competencies and goals.

 
 

Wayne from Amazing.com
Specialty: Software / Technology

June 2015

June 2015

Solid solution for automating and managing performance reviews

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Graphical representation of employee ratings for company-wide comparison.
Easy to enter and evaluate review data.
Intuitive user interface for the most part.
Comprehensive functionality that covers all aspects of the process.

Likes Least

The limitation of self-management in the first year.
Some of the functions could be improved (ie., requests for 360 reviews).

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Compared to other vendor solutions, Cornerstone was the best we found after reviewing demos of other leading solutions.

 
 

Sara from Drakes Supermarkets
Specialty: Retail

April 2015

April 2015

Online Performance Review System

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Very simple for users to use.
Visually appealing with coloured gummi's etc. giving the perception of "fun".
Value for money in comparison to other systems.

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Manager's comments box does not identify who the manager was who completed the review like the 360 comments box contains the reviewers email address.

No check box to confirm the meeting has been completed. A number of performance reviews were displaying self assessor and manager assessments 100% complete, however the manager hadn't actually sat down with the employee and held the meeting with them.

Senior management are very frustrated that they can't see the content of the performance reviews for the subordinates under their direct reports. e.g. Store Supervisor can see their direct reports who are Store Managers, but they want to be able to see the performance review content for Department Managers underneath the Store Manager.

Store Managers want to be able to see their whole store team on the Analysis tab rather than only employees with the same role type.

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It is really simple to use which is fantastic for the retail industry where employees are not always highly educated or have highly competent computer skills to use complex systems

 
 

Kimberly from World 50
Specialty: Consulting

April 2015

April 2015

Love this tool!

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Cornerstone SMB is very responsive, love that I am not charged for simple changes and the tool is very user friendly.

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minimal canned reports. documentation is not plentiful

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i think it's great for a small organization with a fairly young population because it's so user friendly and the GUI is fun.

 
 

Maria from GrapeCity
Specialty: Software / Technology

March 2015

March 2015

Cornerstone Growth Edition - Performance Management

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It is user-friendly and easy to use for our employees. It works well for a smaller company (we have about 50 users currently) and seems to meet our performance management needs so far.

Likes Least

Customer service can sometimes be tough to go through if you are in the U.S., as they are located in Australia. I do wish there were more prompts and directions for employees on how exactly to set up goals, ratings, and development plans. We had to develop our own training presentation to along with the system which works fine, but it would be better if that information could be reinforced while the employees go in to the system to enter their information.

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It depends on the size of your company and the familiarity your employees have with performance reviews. The system is easy to use, but if employees are not familiar with how to set up performance reviews, they may need additional guidance.

 
 

Rosie from RPI
Specialty: Manufacturing

January 2015

January 2015

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The product allows us to keep track of goals and reviews without all the paper. The 360 tool is great. The customer support team can be helpful.

Likes Least

There are frequent issues with end users losing their data even after saving. A browser issues perhaps? Sometimes it's hard to connect with the support team.

Recommendations

I know that it's not as easy breezy as you might think from the sales team's presentation.

 
 

Ryann from The Lions Eye Institute
Specialty: Non-Profit

November 2014

November 2014

Wrapping up implementation

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It's a highly visual product. The vendor is very communicative and helpful.

Likes Least

It is a rich program. If you are less familiar with performance management concepts, it may take more time to implement.

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The price point may be a little higher than competitors, but you get what you pay for!

 
 

Justin from CarGroup
Specialty: Retail

August 2014

August 2014

Poor product design and support

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The cost is low, but we are canceling, as the value is not there.

Likes Least

The customer service and reliability of the product were awful. The web solution was down often.

Recommendations

Give it an extensive test drive before you buy. Trying uploading and changing content.

 
 

Ed from Price Kong & Company CPAs
Specialty: Accounting / CPA

July 2014

July 2014

Cornerstone's viability for firms with no dedicated HR department.

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The platform is mature and has all of the functionality that employers need to evaluate and develop staff. It's the most sophisticated product in its space. Other products that we have looked at as an alternative could not deliver the same functionality.

Likes Least

Customer support is very weak. We were unable to access the platform reliably. CSB did not appear to have the resources or will to correct the problem. In some cases, it would take multiple tries over a 1-2 hour period to access the system. It was never solved before our subscription expired.

Before May 2014, calls to the US help desk were answered with the response "no one is available to take your call, please call again or log a case". I complained to the point that they implemented a voicemail system.

Documentation on how to use the product is very weak. It requires a team of people who can dedicate substantial time learning how to use the product and developing internal documentation. It requires a dedicated help desk.

Implementation was slapdash. The trial period data was not purged from the system, and there was no evidence that the team that configured the system performed quality control on their work.

Recommendations

Have a dedicated team who will use the product extensively in the trial phase so that product documentation is well-established before contracting for a subscription. The support may be much higher during the testing phase because the company is sales-driven. They have every incentive to respond before the contract is written.

 
 

Mark from Local Capital IT

November 2012

Date: November 2012

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Cornerstone CSB has been a paramount part of the overhaul we are doing of our HR process. We purchased the platform 8 months ago, and have done a review cycle already with great success. The best thing I can say about Cornerstone CSB is the quality of the support service. They have been available to answer questions and help me configure and customize the system to my needs. I am an HR director, but the CEO and executive team in general were aware that reviews needed to be made functional in order to help increase revenue and hold on to good employees.

 
 
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