Interesting takes on the CRM product plans and the Warsaw development office - and it is clear the Warsaw is a development office since they are hiring DevOps & Full Stack engineers for that location ;).
Anecdotally I have good experience with some of these “remote” development locations. Our company develops SW for electronic design and we have development locations WW. In addition to the standard US, India, etc, we have development sites in the UK, France, Egypt, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Taiwan, Pakistan, and Armenia (and others I am sure I am forgetting). There are brilliant people in each of these locations.
We may not use them to lead complete product spec and development – in some cases we do but in most of these sites the teams are focused on specialized areas of a product or set of products. For example, our team in Russia (when I was working with more directly them 7 years ago) was developing specialized algorithms for very complex solutions related to IC manufacturing as part of a larger solution. While they were not directly involved in the overall product specifications and customer facing elements – they were the main development team for the key core of the tool. And this required extreme knowledge of physics as well as expert level of coding and knowledge in chemistry and other related areas. This product has been quite successful.
I have similar opinions of our teams in Egypt, Armenia, and Hungary. And the key US based customer I work with has sites in similar locations (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, South Korea, etc.).
One of the keys for success of any remote location is for management to understand the expertise and experience of the teams and have well defined development activities in mind for the teams.
Since Monday is starting a “small team” for “new infrastructure-related features” and the 4 currently positions open in Warsaw are 1 Infrastructure Team Lead, 1 DevOps, and 2 Full Stack, it looks like this is a small team meant to tap into regional talent. Also, almost all of the other ~100 open positions outside of Tel Aviv are customer facing (sales, support, enablement, etc.). So the bulk of product development will stay there.