Using linked employer-employee data from two comparable surveysthisarticle examines the links between non-pecuniary job quality and workplace characteristics in Britain and France - countries with verydifferent employment regimes. Theresults show that job quality is better in Britain thanit is in France,despite itsminimalist regulatory regime. The difference is apparent forall dimensions of jobquality (skilldevelopment, trainingparticipation, job autonomy, job insecurity, work-life balance and relations between employersandemployees), except skills match to a job. Firm size is negatively associated with non-pecuniary job quality in both countries but in France the association is confined to only the largest firms. Internal Labour Markets (ILMs) are associated with higher job quality in France, but not in Britain.