With many years experience as a computer programmer, it took me a long time to understand why a company might keep licensing a particular FORTRAN compiler from IBM, just to support a particular application. (Or, to quote the most extreme example, why a University would keep an ancient IBM machine … with real core memory (little doughnuts of magnetic material on a tiny metallic grid) … just because it could run even more ancient software under “AutoCoder emulation.”)
But companies do that, and do it routinely, and not because they are clueless, averse to change, or anything of that sort. They’re keenly aware of what they’re doing and why. And what is that? Because the application is far more valuable than the hardware and software needed to produce it. Not only the existing investment in manpower (salaries…) needed to produce it in the first place, but the risk of the software not being in service. Graphics companies feel no differently about their huge investment in animation material.
So when you go into any shop, expect to be thrust into a situation where you have to adapt to a new tool (even an old one!), less-than-ideal hardware, and so-on … and to get “up to speed” and producing saleable output… (a) without grousing and (b) in a very short period of time. The people making those decisions are not “clueless” even if sometimes they appear to be.