At Cornerstone OnDemand, 92 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 415 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.27. It was published on Nov 14, 2016. 15809 Visitors

What Employees Say

Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
People care about each other here.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.

What They Do

We asked Cornerstone OnDemand to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Cornerstone OnDemand is a global human capital management software provider that is pioneering solutions to help organizations realize the potential of the modern workforce. 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Santa Monica, California US Sites: 3
Major Locations: Santa Monica, CA, California; Sunnyvale, CA, California; San Francisco, CA, California US Employees: 1,187
US Revenues: $339.7 million Employees Worldwide: 1,769
Corporate Structure: Public Stock Symbol: CSOD
Founded: 1999

We have colorful approach to developing our state of the art product

Perks and Programs

We asked Cornerstone OnDemand to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Bring Your Parents to Work Day: Parents are invited to tour headquarters for the day and attend classes that range from product demos and information sessions, to personal development opportunities and how to optimize their "company pitch" for bragging about their kids. They finally gain an understanding of what their kids do for a living and a holistic sense of the company where they're building their careers.
  • 7-week sabbatical: In a Cornerstar's seventh year, they are encouraged and empowered to take seven weeks of consecutive paid vacation. All we ask is that they share pictures of their wonderful adventures and tag them on social media. We've seen Cornerstars traveling the world with their kids, some exploring solo, others celebrating with a staycation at home and even two great friends combined their sabbaticals to travel together in what they coined their "brobatical."
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Full-time Cornerstars who have been with the company for a minimum of 3 years are eligible for tuition reimbursement for any degree program or course that will enhance their contribution to the organization. Three thousand dollars is available to Cornerstars who have been with the company for at least 3 years, and five thousand dollars for Cornerstars  who have been with the company for at least 5 years.
  • Service Awards: In addition to regular swag, when Cornerstars reach milestone years they receive service awards that include branded bags, hooded sweatshirts and performance jackets. These awards are worn like badges of honor. In their 7th year, in addition to their sabbatical, Cornerstars are able to select the sports/wellness equipment of their choice. In the years that follow, the gifts are chosen specifically for that Cornerstar and are branded to their specific preferences and taste.
  • Development Day: Every other month, Cornerstone hosts Development Days across the globe. This day of learning is run by Cornerstars, for Cornerstars. The entire day is set aside for professional and personal development, as well as everything in between. With classes that range from product training and meditation, to tips for being an effective remote employee and tequila tasting, there are classes for everyone. This opportunity to learn from and teach our colleagues has strengthened our corporate culture and our team.
  • Bring Your Child To Work Day: Cornerstone's Bring Your Child to Work Day is not like anything you've ever seen. With close to 100 kids under the age of 10 years, our day of programming focuses on applying high level concepts to hands on engaging activities. We couldn't imagine a better way to teach these little ones about technology, then giving them marshmallows and straws to build infrastructure, or helping them understand what it means to find a sales deal by having them search our office for different sized stars that represent different deals. The kids develop a great deal of pride in the place their parents work and always ask if they can return to the office.
  • Flour Power: Flour Power is a Cornerstone bake club that offers members an opportunity to bake, share recipes and eat delicious treats. Members are placed on teams and are responsible for baking once for their team. When it's not their week, they can count on a decadent treat being delivered to their desk by the other members of their team. Recipes and feedback are shared in an online community, and at the end of a 12-week cycle, each team selects a baking representative to compete against the others in the ThunderDOUGH-mmmmmmm. This tasty club keeps getting yummier!
  • SPARK Mentorships: Cornerstone partners with the non-profit SPARK and matches Cornerstars in one-on-one mentor relationships with junior high school students who have been identified as high risk for dropping out of high school and not going to college. We bus the students to our office one day per week, where they meet with their mentor to work on a project that they're passionate about. The 12-week program culminates with a science fair-style showcase, where the students share their projects with their families and their community.


90% Company-paid health coverage for employees (Those enrolled in our premium healthcare plan (PPO)) 84% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (Those enrolled in our premium healthcare plan (PPO))
90% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$4,300 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k)
  • Stock options to employees
  • Restricted stock units to employees
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Employee stock purchase plan


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Subsidized public transportation
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
Cornerstars learning how to save a life during Development Day


Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 10 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 3 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
7 weeks Paid sabbatical after 6 year(s)


  • Flexible schedule (80% use it)
  • Telecommute option (30% use it)


84 days Job-protected maternity leave40 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
40 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take10 days Job-protected paternity leave
10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
40 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents40 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Elder care resources
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (at some locations)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

120 hours Paid time off to volunteer $345,358 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • Everyone is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 6 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

Ideating with our visionary team produces amazing results.


Our CEO roasting our departing CFO during a company wide celebration

How to Get Hired

We asked Cornerstone OnDemand for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We use our core values -- Smart, Cool, Dependable and Visionary -- to determine if an applicant is an organizational fit. We often realize that these values can be quite vague. In order to ensure we are assessing for true organizational fit, we have identified behavioral characteristics that align to each of these core values. For example: Smart (Problem Solving & Self-Development); Cool (Composure & Interpersonal Savvy); Dependable (Integrity+Trust & Priority Setting); and Visionary (Strategic Agility & Perspective).

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Our Referral Program is extremely effective. We review all applicants and have found that those that come through referral, on average, meet both our position qualifications and core values. Our employees are keen to have their friends work alongside them in our organization. Whether you reach out to us directly through LinkedIn or know someone on our team already, we encourage individuals to show us why they stand out. 

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are always looking for great talent! Key roles we are always looking for are Software Engineers, Regional Sales Managers, Product Managers, Marketing Managers and Client Success Managers. As we continue to grow as an organization, we expect to see growth across these key functions. 

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

You can find out more about Cornerstone and who we are in multiple places. Our Website:  The Muse: Glassdoor:,31.htm LinkedIn: Twitter: @CornerstoneInc and @JoinCornerstone Instagram: @CornerstoneOnDemand and @JoinCornerstone Facebook:

hiring Outlook

346 Job openings forecast for coming year 8% Job Growth
166 Average applicants per opening 123,240 Applications received
557 Positions filled in past year 33% New hires by employee referrals
192 New positions created 114 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 23 New graduates hired
21% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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