I worked at Gary Lee Partners full-time (More than a year)
You get to work with beautiful materials that you wouldn't be able to touch at other firms, high budget projects
Pay is poor, it is very cliquey and uninviting. People are rude and unlikely to help you grow as a designer. Very little room for personal creativity. Little to no oversight or supervision which creates a chaotic atmosphere. There are no standards so every project is different which again creates issues. PMs do not structure the project development. The firm is stark and lackluster and the vibe is very negative in general.
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