BLUF: What does the question from the interviewer/hiring manager tell about the working environment?
I had made it to a third interview with the VP and hiring manager and we did a few questions, which were routine enough though situational ("tell me about a time when") and then she asked: "Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a manager who didn't respect your expertise or knowledge." I was honestly gobsmacked. Not only had I never been asked anything like that before, I sincerely don't know that I've ever experienced such unprofessionalism from a manager (the one in the question, not the interviewer.) Was the question really telling me that, if selected, I would have to deal with unprofessional managers/peers who blatantly disrespect each other?