While researching Arise, I found mostly negative reviews. Many, many people claimed that the companies that work with Arise will charge an insane amount of money upfront, promising that the money will be reimbursed in your first few paychecks. These companies promise anywhere from $25 - $30 an hour to do easy work. Once you pay the money and begin working, it won't be long until they conjure up a reason to let you go, and then you are out a job and the upfront costs that you paid.
On the other hand, I heard a few people say that they did pay some upfront costs but they were currently working through Arise, making anywhere from $9 to $12 an hour. So is it worth taking the chance on Arise? Well, here is my experience with them. These are various parts of a conversation I had with someone wanting to contract work with me....
2:38:47 PMoffice.work7: We are currently looking for staff to work from home as a Accounting Clerk. Working hours are flexible. You will be getting a one-week training period with your training supervisor online. She will be training to use the specific software you will need to work with as a data entry clerk or an administrative clerk/Medical Biller.2:40:25 PMworkathome420: Ok, I do have some medical knowledge, btw2:41:22 PMoffice.work7: This position is currently only available online as a work-from-home job. This means that everything is being taken care of online from a remote access point. Eventually, you will be able to choose whether or not you want to continue working from home or work in the office. Working hours are flexible and when working from home, you have the benefit of choosing where you want to do your work. For example, one may choose to work using a wireless internet connection right on the beach!2:42:44 PMworkathome420: great!2:43:25 PMoffice.work7: The pay rate is $30per hour and training is $25per hour. Our employees are payed every Friday via direct deposit or pay check. Working part-time is a minimum of 20 hours per week and full-time is a minimum of 40 hours weekly.
The job includes benefits such as health, dental, life, and AD&D insurance, employee wellness and 401k plans. All holidays are paid and employees enjoy generous company discounts.2:44:06 PMworkathome420: ok, sounds good so far
8:53:48 AM office.work7: Basically,NOTE:This company is looking for a 16 team data entry/Medical biller worker.The most efficient workers from this 16 teams will be promoted to the company office,earn$63,0000 per annual given a car and a house,at the end of the year,this will be 4 efficient workers from the 16 teams.10% taxes will be deducted from your salary monthly by the company.
9:11:33 AM office.work7:
The company will provide you with an HP laptop with a fast and reliable internet connection. Your W-4 form will be arriving shortly with the other working materials you need to start earning money with our company. You will be required to purchase the software you will be working with and the company will have you reimbursed for your order. You will need to place an order with a certified vendor and trusted third-party company who will then have the programs installed free of charge on your company laptop. It will be sent to you via overnight shipping from FedEx.9:12:31 AM workathome420: ok9:14:17 AM office.work7: Initially, the software will cost $450 but you will also be trained by your supervisor on how to navigate the programs. Note that you will also be paid during training and for all hours that you work. Also note that you will be reimbursed for this investment. The credit will arrive with your first paycheck. Our employees are paid once a week every Friday. You will need to purchase the software from the shipping agent who we have been conducting business with for years. The only payment method accepted is by Money Gram/Money order which is check. Once you have placed your order, the package will be shipped to you via FedEx overnight delivery.
... Oh, and there it is! After spending quite a bit of time conversing with this gentleman and after telling me alll about this wonderful high paying job, he mentions the $450 cost. The software programs that were needed are pretty basic programs, that I'm sure I could have found at a discount or from a friend.. but I was not given that option. I HAD to buy it through his vendor, no one else. ....
9:15:24 AM workathome420: well, well I don't have $450 up front9:15:55 AM office.work7: Oh Deana i will never come here to take anything from you, the company is here to offer you with a job that will benefit you and your family for good i do understand how you feel about this but i want you to know you are save with this company and you will also have a reimbursement form to fill before you get started with your training tomorrow morning.9:16:30 AM workathome420: you don't understand though. i do not have $450.
9:18:27 AM office.work7: I understand you Deana but i want you to try and get this done right away so your working materials can be shipped out to you right away and remember you will be reimbursed along with your first paycheck with Bonus and i also want to let you know the vendor accept a partial payment at this Time Okay?9:23:07 AM workathome420: Depends on how much of a partial payment. I haven't worked in a few months. You didn't tell me about any upfront costs til now
12:47:00 PM office.work7: Ok Good i got an e mail from the Vendor as i pleaded to them so you can make a partial payment and i was told you could make a partial payment of $259 and your working materials will be packed and shipped out to you Okay?12:48:10 PM workathome420: That was nice of you but I still don't have that much upfront.12:49:33 PM office.work7: Oh I see well how much can you come up with now?12:49:51 PM office.work7: Maybe i could be off asistance Okay?
11:04:45 AM workathome420: I am...but I have no money and this seems more and more like a scam just trying to get money
11:06:21 AM office.work7: I want you to trust in me on this as we do not run anything as such as scam on here Okay.
11:09:05 AM office.work7: Once you have had your payment made today your working Materials will be shipped out to you right away and delievered to your home address first thing tomorrow Morning and i will be right here to provide you with the Tracking Clerk?
11:09:14 AM office.work7: Clear*
11:11:47 AM workathome420: That would be fine if I had the money
11:17:55 AM office.work7: I understand Deanna but i want you to try your best to get this funds Okay.
By this time, I was getting very aggravated that this man had wasted soo much of my time and gotten my hopes up. It was quite clear that he was just interested in me paying up front.. so I played a long with it...
10:19:06 AM office.work7:
office.work7: Hello Deanna.
10:19:34 AM workathome420: hello
10:20:02 AM office.work7: How are you doing today?
10:20:19 AM workathome420: just peachy
10:20:37 AM office.work7: Oh I see well i believe you have gotting the funds?
10:21:12 AM workathome420: of course
10:21:53 AM office.work7: Alright are you ready to place your order so your working materials can be shipped out to you right away and delievered to your home Address?
10:24:31 AM workathome420: sure
10:24:55 AM office.work7: Alright how much is with you now?
10:26:57 AM workathome420: 350
10:28:16 AM office.work7: Alright i believe you have a Money Gram outLet near you now?
10:29:55 AM workathome420: yes
10:30:35 AM office.work7: Ok Now i want you to get a pen and a sheet of paper so you can have the vendor's Money Gram payment information written down right away.
10:31:40 AM workathome420: ok i have one
10:32:07 AM office.work7: Here is the vendor's Money Gram payment information:
10:32:09 AM office.work7: Name: Seth Dupree
Address:3480 GolfView Drive, Apt1120
10:32:12 AM office.work7: Got it?
10:33:08 AM workathome420: ok.. got it
10:33:18 AM office.work7: Have you had it written down now? 10:33:34 AM workathome420: yes id o 10:33:41 AM office.work7: Ok Good,now how many minute will it take you to proceed to the Money Gram Outlet and have your payment sent out to the vendor and get back to me on here for a payment verification as i will be right here waiting to attend to you? 10:33:56 AM workathome420: about an hour or so
office.work7: Alright i the mean time provide me with your Cell once again so i could text you on your way as you proceed. 10:35:00 AM
Of course, the number I gave him was not mine, and I have not logged onto my instant messenger since. The sad thing is, I'm sure there are many people who would fall for this because the job sounds great.
You can make your own decision on attempting to obtain work through Arise. As for myself, I'm staying far, far away from them.
Have you had any experience with Arise? Good or bad? Leave a comment and tell us about it!!!