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Cornerstone OnDemand Overview

Santa Monica, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (CSOD)
Computer Hardware & Software
₹10 to ₹50 billion (INR) per year
We are proud to be Cornerstars because we know that a few passionate people are capable of accomplishing big things and that small ideas can grow exponentially. We are not a typical tech company (even with our free massages, yoga studio, arcade, movie theatre, free breakfast and ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to empower people, businesses and communities through lifelong learning and development. We have remained passionate since we were founded in 1999 to improve access to education on a global basis through online learning. This has created a culture created less by ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We're so excited to announce that Comparably has named Cornerstone founder and CEO, Adam Miller, as one of the top 50 CEOs in the U.S. for female employees - chosen among the CEOs of over 50,000 U.S. companies. #bestplacestowork

  • We're thrilled to welcome Heidi Spirgi to the Cornerstone team! With more than 20 years of experience and vast industry expertise, Heidi will lead the global marketing functions and will drive strategy and innovation for the business #CSODLife

    Cornerstone Names Heidi Spirgi as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer

    Spirgi to leverage decades of HR technology expertise to help drive the strategic vision for Cornerstone and the next generation of workforce technology SANTA MONICA, Calif. - May 16, 2019 - Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), a global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management (HCM) software, today announced it has hired Heidi Spirgi as the company's chief marketing and strategy officer.

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Cornerstone OnDemand – Why Work For Us?


Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD) is a global leader of cloud-based talent management software solutions. Over 29 million users across 190 countries rely on Cornerstone to maximize their potential, develop their skills and foster new levels of collaboration. Cornerstone empowers some of the world’s leading organizations, such as Starwood Hotels & ResortsThe Neiman Marcus Group, Save the ChildrenTurner Broadcasting SystemVirgin Media and Pinkberry, to engage their workforces and leverage people performance for greater business results.

Based on Cornerstone’s  pure cloud architecture, Cornerstone’s comprehensive solution helps organizations manage entire employee lifecycle, from hiring through retirement.
The solution includes:
Cornerstone also offers software and services for organizations of all sizes, including:
Cornerstone is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with offices in London, Paris, Munich, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, Sydney and Hong Kong.

Do Big Things.

Hard to believe that when it started in 1999, Cornerstone OnDemand was nothing more than
an idea and a whiteboard. Today, that simple idea has grown into a billion dollar
global technology company that’s changing the way the world works.

Being a Cornerstar

We think that’s pretty cool. And we think it’s important, because
that same spirit of collaboration and innovation, that same acute awareness that a few passionate people are capable of accomplishing big things and that small ideas can grow exponentially, lives on at Cornerstone today. We’re not a typical tech company (even with our foosball tables, complimentary food and generous stock options), because, well, our employees aren’t your typical techies.

Meet the people at Cornerstone

undefined"If terabytes of data doesn't excite you
  I don't know what will."
Oren Goldfinger, Technology
undefined"There's not a single person here who I wouldn't love
  to sit down and have a beer with."
Elvis Ha, Products
undefined"I am constantly being challenged to learn and grow."
Jamie Stivala,  Talent & Administration

The culture of Cornerstone

Our mission is to empower people, businesses and communities. A culture created less by what we do and more by who we are. When people are asked to describe the team, the answer is always the same: smart, cool, dependable and visionary.



It doesn’t take long to realize that people who work here are very, very smart. It’s the reason we consistently outperform and constantly evolve. Nobody is ignored and ideas are welcome at all times. One consequence is that we move dynamically. If someone has a good idea, we implement it. Complex problems can be broken down and solved through team collaboration. It’s an environment where you can be challenged, have an opportunity to learn, develop your skills and be very successful.



To us, cool is someone you’d want to have a beer (or meal) with; someone who is interesting and fun. We have people who would be considered cool in any group, at every age. We also have people who were not necessarily part of the popular crowd in their high school, but are definitely well-rounded, self-confident, creative and interesting.


We believe the most dependable people are those who are willing to take initiative and are self-empowered. The expectation of our team is to make our clients successful, so we have to have people who can be depended upon. People who are responsive, proactive, reliable and able to provide exceptional service while earning the trust and respect of both our clients and our teammates.



To continue our success in leading the market with state-of-the-art solutions, we must be innovative and resourceful. Capable not simply of thinking outside of the box but of actually redesigning the scope and scale of the box itself.

Alyssa- Sales Manager

"As a naturally curious person, I have thrived in Cornerstone’s culture of learning. Development days & team trainings are core to who we are, since Cornerstone actually started as a learning software company 17 years ago!"

Ravin- Director of Development

"I started as a developer and over the last several years I have had the opportunity to advance my career to the Senior level I am now, leading a team of over 50 people. I have also had a chance to see Cornerstone grow into the largest LA based tech company it is now. A lot of that has to do with the amazing team we have in place."

Khoa- Lead Product Manager

"As a recent UCLA grad, I was ready to take on the tech world and create amazing product. Cornerstone gave me the opportunity to push my vision forward and really make a difference. I also got tons of rewards and recognition along the way!"

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    Wonderful Work Environment and value its employees, flexible working culture unlike any other company.


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Cornerstone OnDemand Interviews



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    IT Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cornerstone OnDemand (Bengaluru) in March 2018.


    Very well conducted..Interviewers very trying to understand if the personnel is able to apply the knowledge and come out with the solution. The right questions were asked and the interview process was not lengthy

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Cornerstone OnDemand Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work(#4), Glassdoor, 2014
  • Best Place to Work in Los Angeles, LA Business Journal, 2014
  • Best Places to Work, Outside Magazine, 2014
  • Best Place to Work in Los Angeles, Comparably, 2019
  • Best Leadership Teams and Managers, Comparably, 2018
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