With the big four, they have fixed payment days, e.g. VE around the 12th of the following month, Boots, on the first day of the second month after (if you work the 15th of March, you get paid the 1st of May), Asda, Friday of the following week..
So, as long as I know when they pay, I am happy. And if they miss a payment, are usually quite good sorting it out for the following payment date.
With independents, depends on the practice, definitely, worth asking beforehand.