You may be running into the same issue as Fedora 23 and SUSE Tumbleweed users. Namely that the introduction of GCC5 in gcc11 mode in recent distributions causes breakages.
I posted a solution for Fedora, by taking some system libs from an older release in this thread;
I run into the same problem.
a work around is to create a startup wrapper /usr/local/bin/vmware
# Script to start VMware Workstation 12.0 on Ubuntu 15.10
Instead of launching VMware Workstation from the menu bar or dash, you need to start it from the command line
Thus vmware in /usr/local/bin will be called before the original binary which is located in /usr/bin
If there is a fix released from VMware, you need to delete this file again.
Hope this helps