If Oracle employees think that the last 5-7 years were unappreciated, things are going to get much worse. Hurd will create smaller office spaces, cut 401 K matching distribution, force vacation time during christmas week, travel expenses will be cut, and worst of all - no bonus and raises for the foreseeable future. Jeff Epstein promised raises when he came on board and employees in his organization got ZERO % during Epsteins tenure.
Oracle upper management has a ton of money and all they do is screw employees. Hurd will ensure this will happen in the near future. Larry and Hurd are the biggest penny pincher when it comes to employee valuation. This Famous quote at Oracle will always be heard around campus - "If your not happy here, leave! As a employees, your replaceable"!
I'm sure HP used to be much better with its people and that's why someone would say that of Hurd.
But Oracle was always cheap. Employees are already seen as commodities. Safra is much worse than Larry when it comes to penny pinching. She is an accountant and things are pretty bad since she started running things. If more pence could be pinched, she would have done it already.