HP's corporate culture can perhaps better be described as a religion, one that has spawned at least one major war. The company is home to thousands of long-time employees who believe in "the H-P way" evangelized by founders David Packard and Bill Hewlett, who believed in a collaborative work environment, open office space, profit sharing and education subsidies for employees. When former Chief Executive Carly Fiorina sought to implement wholesale changes and job cuts, she met with massive resistance and was eventually ousted by H-P's board of directors. Still, Fiorina's successor Mark Hurd also resorted to massive layoffs to cut company costs. Hurd, who resigned in 2010 amid sexual harassment allegations, left the company to lead H-P's rival, Oracle. He was succeeded by Leo Apotheker in October of 2010.