Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, December 13, 2013
The thing to keep in mind when interviewers ask you such questions is that they are not focused so much on the situation, but rather how you handled the situation. We all have had jobs we did not like or co-workers with whom we did not work well, so don't be fearful of acknowledging this. Hopefully, you can respond to these questions with an example of how you handled the situation in a positive and professional manner. Therefore, I suggest having an example of this in mind prior to going into an interview. Remember, handling these types of situations positively can show an employer that you will can fit well within their culture, which is what they are really trying to determine.