This is a topic that is pretty close to my heart.
I finished studying march last year and started as new developer responsible for all SSIS and SSAS in a company where there was no one doing it. I was basically thrown in there. Since it there are many cubes and not much is documented life is quiet hard but now i think i manage to get around quiet well.
It is not the best payment, but i can decide pretty much everything on my own how i handle errors and projects. Since i still feel and am a beginner in this field i still need to learn alot, so all in all i think i am going to stay in the company i am for a while even though there are offers out there with better payment. Because in this job i feel like i can still learn alot.
There is that quote from the billionair who said something on the line: you should apply first and learn how to do it on the way!
Not sure about that approach myself, for now i stay where i am and trade payment for freedom at work.
I want to be the very best
Like no one ever was