Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – June 23, 2017
I caught this company setting up a QA Manager to fail. They knowingly sent information to my boss, that was different than what we other workers saw, so that my boss would enter incorrect information and therefore they could get him out of their contract.
SEO Manager - International Sites (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – May 17, 2017
Great work environment. Reasonable management. Ping pong was always available. Free lunch on Fridays was a plus. Expectations were straight forward. Overall a good place to learn more about the HR software industry
Worked remotely in a new division trying to capture a new market with a product that was previously sold to much larger corporations. Territory opportunities were not proportionate to quota expectation. Under 10% of reps hit quota. Since I left they restructured and right sized the territories making quota attainment more realistic.
Great blend of Silicon Beach and corporate culture
Consulting Operations Associate (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – March 15, 2017
This place had an amazing balance of organized professional environment with plenty of tech industry flair. When I was there CSOD was undergoing a few minor growing pains, however I believe they are doing much better and are much more stable now. Overall I did enjoy working here as the culture balance agreed with me well.
Tech Industry culture, free snacks, free Friday Lunches
eLearning Developer (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – November 29, 2016
I have the flexibility to work remote. I have very little travel requirements. I get to be creative and do what I love all day long. I have been with the company for over 5 years and couldn't imagine life anywhere else.
Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – November 15, 2016
Great technology, but, the industry may have caught up. Difficult to position the price as it is much higher than competitors. Great CEO with outstanding vision of the industry. Can be a great place to work if in the right position.
Remote jobs are extremely challenging in areas of collaboration.
Salesforce Developer/Administrator (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – November 2, 2016
Cornerstone OnDemand is one place everyone loves to work. It is highly professional and truly growing company. I got a chance to work with amazing team, and they encouraged my thoughts on for the prokect.
FINANCE CONTRACTOR (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – October 3, 2016
This is a fantastic place to work. After all, CSOD is amongst the top 20 SAAS companies out there. I worked as a contractor so there weren't too many opportunities to advance or even get hired full time. Of course, there were opportunities for full time employment, however, I was not qualified for those roles.
Great people, great culture, truly exceptional employer
Team Lead, Corporate Account Development (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – May 20, 2015
Hands down, this is the best company I've ever worked for. Whenever Cornerstone says anything, whether it's internally to employees or externally to clients and prospects, we stand by our word. Our sales team always focuses on client needs and operates with the utmost integrity. Employees are encouraged to create their own career path and management empowers the workforce to seek continuous learning and development to enable individuals to take that next step. I never want to leave this company and I feel personally responsible to contribute to Cornerstone's ongoing success.
free breakfast everyday, unlimited PTO (exempt employees), beautiful and modern corporate offices
the work never stops, but where does that ever happen? constant change
Hip culture but a lot of knowledge silos across teams
Product Manager (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – June 9, 2014
CSOD tries to keep a 'youthful' and hip culture. People who work there are generally smart, cool, visionary and dependable but the company is facing some growing pains having grown so much and so quickly both in terms of product/clients and staff. As a result, there's a lot of initiatives but a lack of follow through amongst the executives. There isn't a succession planning process at this company and your success is really tied to who your manager is. Also due to the quick growth internally, there are A LOT of middle managers that contribute to an overly politicized working culture, thus detracting abilities for career progression/visibility as well as transparent communication.
With that said, I did enjoy my time here for the most part as I got to work with a lot of really smart colleagues and work across global and cross functional teams to deliver some exciting, relevant products. The culture here demands a resourceful, self-starting individual who is very comfortable with ambiguity. I would also suggest that a strong performer is one who is able and comfortable in self-marketing/promoting themselves continually and effectively.
casual, hip culture. great office. free food.
lack of succession planning; too many middle managers
Commission Clerk (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – May 20, 2013
There is always something to do and a deadline to meet. Lunch time is mostly at the desk. I can't say that I've learned a lot. I am learning the new commission system and how their plans work. My co-workers are very nice people. They do a lot of happy hours and seem to enjoy each others company. The hardest part of the job is the work/life balance. I spend a lot of time at work and can't always plan a vacation or appointments due to the workload. I enjoy staying busy and I really enjoy my co-workers.
Free Lunches, relaxed start time, relaxed atmosphere