I am looking for work, and have been given a link to a company's application system by a recruiter.
The process is frankly ridiculous. I am applying for software developer roles with software development companies. This company in particular is responsible for end-user applications, so you'd think they'd have a simple, intuitive system for applying for a job with them. Not so.
It has asked what is the highest level of education I have achieved - three times (it later seems to extract my education data from my CV anyway). It first asks me in which city I am wiling to work, and then later asks me in what continental region I am willing to work. It accepts a submitted CV, but then insists on me writing a plain text CV (when it has already extracted data from the submitted CV apparently without issue).
Is the fact a software company's own application process is awful a red flag?