April 9, 2010

The Unfrozen Caveman Employment Agency

Filed under: awesome,digital,doom,fail,hate,interfaces,losers,vendetta — mhoye @ 1:59 pm


Mein leben, check this out. Adobe – Career Opportunities:

At Adobe, we take pride in creating a vibrant and dynamic workplace that is fueled by ingenuity and innovation and that is recognized as a top employer. Great ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours. From developing cutting-edge technology and products to collaborating with exceptional employees and serving our communities, Adobe is redefining the true meaning of success.


Adobe has a new talent acquisition system. This system is optimized for performance on IE 6 or IE 7, running on Windows XP. Unfortunately it is not supported on Firefox, nor is it supported on a Mac at this time.

I want to say I’ve spotted the flaw in their plan, but strictly speaking that is definitely a redefinition of success.

“Our talent acquisition system is optimized for performance on IE6”, gah. Dear Adobe: Honestly, what the hell?

Have a comment? The original article is here.


  1. Let’s be clear: Nobody hires the best talent to work on their internal HR systems. Their internal HR systems are written by the dudes who can mostly add, and even do a bit of multiplication if you give them time.

    Comment by Mike Kozlowski — April 9, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

  2. You are not seriously going to try to justify this, are you?

    Comment by mhoye — April 9, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

  3. It’s super-lame, no question. But all it says is that Adobe’s HR departments IT systems are lame. Most companies have pretty lame HR IT systems, if they don’t just outsource it entirely to like SAP or something.

    Comment by Mike Kozlowski — April 9, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

  4. Mike:

    It’s super lame. No question or excuse needed. They did it it’s there, it’s ridiculous. Remember this is a company, any part of that company can ruin their image. To think of its alright to do something because someones boss said it’s ok, still makes it an adobe problem.

    Comment by MrArfArf — April 9, 2010 @ 11:26 pm

  5. “But all it says is that Adobe‚Äôs HR departments IT systems are lame.”

    It also says “We’re willing to expose implementation details to the public, regardless of how it makes us look, because we can’t be bothered to hide it behind a webpage we could build with one of our own flagship products.”

    Comment by mhoye — April 10, 2010 @ 7:06 am

  6. “…please work for us.”

    Comment by mhoye — April 10, 2010 @ 7:08 am

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