Uber Expands Driver Benefits with Rosetta Stone Partnership, Achievement Letter

Today, Uber announced a partnership with Rosetta Stone that will help drivers around the world learn new languages. They also will be offering drivers and delivery people a letter (on Uber letterhead) that outlines their history with the company, how many rides/deliveries they have given, their average star rating and a few top compliments.

Both of these benefits will be available to drivers around the world, in most countries.

New Uber Driver Benefits: Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone offering is available to drivers and delivery people who have achieved Gold, Platinum, or Diamond status through the Uber Pro program many countries, including:

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Mexico
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Rosetta Stone will allow every driver and delivery person in nearly every country around the world to have the opportunity to learn a new language—for free. Drivers and delivery people will be able to use it to learn any and all of the 24 languages available on Rosetta Stone.

In some instances, it can be immigrants learning the language of their new home to get better acquainted. In other instances, it can be people who simply want to learn a new language as a personal goal.

New Uber Driver Benefits: Achievement Letter

The achievement letter is available upon request from drivers and delivery people in many of the countries listed above – along with the United States.

As for the achievement letter, Uber hopes this can be used to help bolster job applications, resumes and other situations where sharing your experience can come in handy.

Both are geared toward helping drivers set and achieve personal and career goals while active on the platform.

These services and offerings will be available in the Uber Driver app to eligible participants under the Uber Pro section, and they are free to use.

My Take

Rosetta Stone is a well-known, trusted source for translations and learning new languages. I think overall, that is a solid partnership and something that many drivers would find valuable. On its own, it costs about $12 a month or $300 if you want a lifetime membership.

Not everyone can spare $12 a month or $300, so that is a great deal for access to 24 different languages to learn. Having access for free is pretty solid. I wouldn’t mind taking advantage of it if I didn’t suck at learning new languages—4 years of high school Spanish and 1 semester of college Spanish prove to me I am an old dog that’s not great at learning new tricks.

In a more limited capacity, I do see the value of the letter as well. If I was trying to find a job for the first time or had limited experience working, I think showcasing your ability to maintain a decent rating plus the compliments you’ve received from customers could help prove your customer service capabilities, among other things.

It can also serve a great purpose for those who drive for Uber part time because they’re caregiving or in between jobs. It gets rid of that dreaded “empty space” on a resume by showcasing you were working, and an official letter from Uber helps with that too by offering a reference (of sorts.)

Overall, I think these are two things many drivers will find beneficial.

Drivers, what do you think? Will you take Uber up on Rosetta Stone? Would an official letter stating your employment status with Uber be beneficial?

-Paula @ RSG