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QUIZ: Can You Match The Miserable Employee With The Tech Company?

Amazon employees vented this week about their sad work life. But according to Glassdoor, the misery in techdom stretches to many other big-name companies

Aug 19, 2015 at 1:32 PM ET

The tech world is buzzing about a New York Times article that paints Amazon’s office environment as disturbing and tyrannical, as the sort of place where people have to work constantly and are driven to tears by unforgiving colleagues.

But according to company-review site Glassdoor, the work cultures are even more soul-sapping at Elon Musk’s buzzy startups, SpaceX and Tesla. While Amazon employees give their company a work/life balance rating of 2.7 out of 5, SpaceX and Tesla get ratings of 2.6 and 2.3, respectively. Reviewers talk about 80-hour work weeks, the absence of any upward mobility, and a pretty unsympathetic HR department. While some employees are excited to work at places they believe will change the course of history, many (on Glassdoor, anyways) wish they had never accepted their job offers.

For the most part, however, many of the negative reviews of Amazon, SpaceX and Tesla are strikingly similar. In fact, if you strip out the names, it’s hard to tell which company is being reviewed. Below are excerpts of Glassdoor reviews of some of the biggest names in the tech world. Can you tell which tech giant is being critiqued? Take our quiz.